Sunday, October 19, 2008
FOR THE LOVE OF HOT DOGS!
So why did I open Hank's?
Although I have a reputation for haute cuisine in the past rather than haute dogs, I am a junk food junkie at heart! Hot dogs, pizza, french fries, hamburgers, beef sandwiches, grilled cheese, Spam musubi, anything fried and any food served on a tray. Crazy, but I miss airplane food.
I have always been drawn to comfort food, foods that evoke a certain emotional connection to something in the past. Hot dogs bring me back to the simpler days of childhood, pure indulgence, the joy of being a kid when just having fun was a top priority. Other things like pot roast reminds me of mom and the family dining table, french fries are of watching them being fresh cut at the first McDonalds back in Chicago, hamburgers strangely remind me of California (long story) and foie gras takes me to my introduction to fine cuisine.
It's like in the movie Ratatouille, for Anotono Ego it was ratatouille, it made him feel love all over again! I am a big believer in the e-factor of foods and Hank's Haute Dogs is an indulgence in that.