Remember the joke about the guy whose doctor says. “You’re fat!” The guy says, “I want a second opinion!” Then, the nurse looks him up and down and says, “Yup. You’re fat!” As if Americans needed a second opinion… The owner of one of the world’s unhealthiest eateries says, “You’re fat!”

Wisdom of Butter - © 2014 Flickr

Sorry… That headline is a bit of a cheat. What we have here, this morning, is actually a link to the latest Flickr food file: A feed designed to showcase the best in Butter Sculpture has surfaced – just in time for the summer and fall agricultural fair season…

The results are in! And few are surprised to learn that a long-time competitor at the Nathan’s Original 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest took home the Men’s trophy in yesterday’s annual event. But he failed to beat his own personal best of 69 Dogs with Buns, set a few years back…

It’s the traditional thing to eat on the U.S. Inde- pendence Day holiday: The all-American Hot Dog. I’ve got a few DOs and DON’Ts for you that will make your holiday Frankfurters even better than before and celebrate the wondrous spectrum of cultures that have melded into the North American Mosaic.

Burger on the Grill - © maudehunterspub ca

Just a quick refresher on Summer BBQ Burger Dos and Don’ts… We’ve talked about Burgers, in general, in this space before. And we’ve covered Grilling, as a technique, pretty thoroughly. But it’s the high season for grilling and it won’t hurt to go over the essentials one more time…