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Man Bites Dog in Denmark

Neal Razzell goes to work with Copenhagen’s hot dog vendors who tell how the humble sausage is a barometer for changing attitudes to class, identity and immigration.

The hot dog is to Danes what pasta is to the Italians. It is the defining national dish. And it is enjoying a revival. There was a time when a hot dog man retired, no one wanted to take his place. Now, as many as 40 people compete for one licence. What does this tell us about Denmark? Neal Razzell goes to work with Copenhagen’s hot dog vendors who tell how the humble sausage is a barometer for changing attitudes to class, identity and immigration.

Produced by Mark Savage

(Photo: Dean Anderson hams it up by his stall. BBC copyright)

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Thu 2 Oct 2014 23:32GMT

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