Sunday, May 30, 2010

The History of Sauerkraut

Around 300BC, the Chinese and the Mongolians pickled cabbage to preserve it. Pickled cabbage was used to feed the workers as they built The Great Wall of China.

It was over 1000 years later that it arrived in Europe having been carried by the Huns and the Mongol cavalcades.

Sauerkraut arrived in the United States in the mid-1800's being brought by German immigrants.

During World War I, due to fears that German products would be rejected by American consumers, makers of sauerkraut in the U.S. re-named the product "Liberty Cabbage."

As near as we can tell (although it is disputed) the hot dog was first created in the late 1400's.

The obvious question...What did they do with all that sauerkraut (for nearly 2000 years) until the hot dog finally came along?

I have no answer, I can't imagine. The important thing is you'll have to remember to try the Bacon and Kraut Dog at Yank's Franks. It'll be served with spicy mustard and it will leave you with only one regret. You will wish you ordered two of them.

Frankly, we (will) serve the BEST dogs!


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