Trying to eat a quadruple hamburger is no easy task, but someone has to do it. You either love it, or hate it. Either way hamburger meals are probably the world’s favourite fast food.
Having never eaten one this big before has got me thinking about how on the right occasion which is most of the time, such a large burger would be to munch into. A burger because the word hamburger implies the meat is ham, and we all know that hamburgers are made from ground (minced) cow’s meat.
Around the 18th century, the people of Hamburg, Germany, developed a dish of minced meat that was molded (shaped) into the shape of a steak and then grilled and served with gravy. Known as Hamburg steak, German immigrants brought the dish with them to other countries, including the USA.
Eventually the hard-working blue-collar (working class) Americans took this pounded (beaten) steak, put it between two slices of bread for convenience of eating quickly via hands and called it a hamburger. From the early 1920’s forward, the love affair with burgers has bloomed into the universal (widespread) first love of the American food fare. The “burger” is an American nickname, for the “hamburger”.
The thought of chewing into a chunk of meaty burger, gets the taste buds optimized for serious eating. Whether single, double, triple, or quadruple a hamburger ignites hunger. Add slices of cheese, some onions, relishes, ketchup and mayonnaise between the bun halves and hey presto!
Written by Carl Boniface
Match the following words:
1. Pounded, 2. minced, 3. beaten, 4. Ground
See answers in tomorrow’s blog