Monday, February 20, 2012

The History of the Hamburger

Tracing history back thousands of years, we learn that even the ancient Egyptians ate ground meat, and down through the ages we also find that ground meat has been shaped into patties and eaten all over the world under many different name.


The history of the hamburger is truly a story that has been run through the meat grinder. Some sources say it began with the Mongols, who stashed raw beef under their saddles as they waged their campaign to conquer the known world.






Facts about burgers:


  • Burgers were first popularized in the US by German immigrants settling around Cincinnati.
  • As for the modern Hamburger, the last decade has seen a huge increase in burger corruption, with Soy protein being a common culprit.
  • Chopped meat now accounts for about 30 percent of all consumer meat sales.
  • As late in the 1920s, many American dictionaries still did not have the word Hamburger, though most did mention the Hamburger steak.
  • Officially, the first Hamburger sandwich appeared at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Missouri, also the birthplace of the ice cream cone.











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