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Watch CBS News Investigate Americans' Love of Hot Dogs

Americans apparently eat more than 7 billion hot dogs every summer, so CBS Sunday Morning visits Brooklyn butchery the Meat Hook to see how the iconic food item is made. (It involves "an orange paste of beef and pork... squeezed into a tubular package.") Reporter Lee Cowan points out that the hot dog has become an "emblem" of the American summer, with 800 hot dogs consumed every second between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Go, watch:

Video: Hot Dogs: Emblem of the American Summer

· Hot Dogs: Emblem of the American Summer [CBS]
· All Hot Dogs Coverage on Eater [-E-]

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