Sausage is one of the oldest forms of processed food and has been written about as far back as Homer's Odyssey. While Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany, is traditionally credited with originating the frankfurter, the claim is disputed by those who assert that the popular sausage known as a “dachshund” or “little-dog” sausage was created in the late 1600’s by Johann Georghehner. In 1987, the city of Frankfurt celebrated the 500th birthday of the hot dog, and it’s said that the frankfurter was developed there in 1484. The people of Vienna, Austria, also point to the term “wiener” to prove their claim as the birthplace of the hot dog. Despite all of these accounts, the North American hot dog likely comes from a common European sausage brought there by butchers of several nationalities.
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