The saying might go as American as apple pie,? But everyone knows it s the humble hot dog that outshines all others as the truly quintessential American comfort food, accompanying every barbeque, ball game, or picnic. Hot dog extraordinaires Holly Schmidt and Allan Penn give the classic dog a 21st century makeover with 40 truly creative renditions. For those with a refined palate, the Horn Dog will hit the spot, with smoked oysters, fig jam, and champagne mustard. Those looking for a more traditional take can sink their teeth into the Sloppy Dog, piled high with ground beef and Muenster cheese, or get a taste of the exotic with a Greek spanakopita-inspired Phyllo Fido. Also included are recipes for homemade condiments, sauces, and buns, and full-color photos throughout.