Spicy Pepper Relish: The Flavors of the Ballpark
Samantha Swan’s kitchen. Photo by Anna Cantwell.
If you’ve attended games at Durham Bulls Athletic Park so far this season, you may have noticed a new selection in concessions, the Nuke Dog, a hot dog named after Nuke Laloosh from the movie Bull Durham, made with a spicy pepper relish. This special dog—putting the “hot” in dog—is the brainchild of Samantha Swan of Chapel Hill’s Cottage Lane Kitchen, and last week it finished runner-up in a national Minor League Baseball food contest. Anna Cantwell recently visited Samantha and went in search of her inspiration for the Nuke Dog.