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IN History & Culture ON 03 Nov, 2016
You know you love eating that cheese drooling, ham filled burger that comes right out of the oven served to please your taste buds. But have you ever wondered why the burger you eat is called a burger?
This story will take you back to the 18th century when some Germans were traveling to Asia and noticed that the locals there stuffed beef between their saddles because they had a big fascination for softened meat while they ride.
The Germans loved it! They loved the idea of perfectly seasoned beef softened to delight your buds was exactly what they called the Hamburg meat.
The history of a hamburger is one of a kind, it has been run through the meat grinder.
The Mongols used to stash a piece of meat/ beaf between their saddles.
It is a dish made of minced raw meat seasoned with egg and spices shaped into small cakes or patties.
We have three people claiming to have been the first one each having its own adherents and detractors.
This is what we read from its website,"One day in 1900, a gentleman hurriedly walked into Louis' Lunch and told proprietor Louis Lassen he was in a rush and wanted something he could eat on the run. In an instant, Louis placed his blend of ground steak trimmings between two slices of toast and sent the gentleman on his way. And so, the most recognizable American sandwich was born. ."
He said he started selling meatballs at the age of 15 and came across the bread. He later smashed the meatballs between two pieces of bread and called it a hamburger.
As written on their website,"History recorded that Frank and Charles Menches ran out of pork for their sausage patty sandwiches at the 1885 Erie County Fair. Their supplier, reluctant to butcher more hogs in the summer heat, suggested they use beef instead. The brothers fried some up but found it bland. They added coffee, brown sugar, and other ingredients to create a taste that stands distinct without condiments."
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