Two American Symbols: Hot Dog and Hamburger

Two American Symbols: Hot Dog and Hamburger

No description of food in the United States should omit those two products of roadside stands – the hot dog and the hamburger. These popular snacks are consumed by the million in the smallest hamlets and most sophisticated communities.

If the national drink of the country is not a glass of cold milk or a chocolate malted, then it must inevitably be a cup of coffee. Served with cream and sugar, in defiance of experts the world over who advocate only unsweetened black coffee, it is the one beverage that almost everyone drinks for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

To end on a note of complete confusion, calculated to send the theorical French gourmet screaming into the streets, in the Boston and New England area generally, coffee is served with the main course. Naturally no gourmet would permit such a mixture of flavors in his native France.

Two American Symbols: Hot Dog and Hamburger