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May 28th is National Hamburger Day
you're looking for something to to today then fire up your grill
because it's National Hamburger Day! Bring on the beef!
Let's get right into celebrating National Hamburger Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Today is a holiday because hamburgers are so very commonly
in the United States and Worldwide. And this is the time of year when
people are starting to break out their grills so why not give them an
excuse to fill the air with sizzling beef? I've always preferred
hamburgers over hotdogs so I'm not complaining but let's take a look at
hamburger history. Back in the 15th century, minced beef was
popular in Europe. If you fast forward to the 17th century you'd see a
lot of ships coming into Hamburg, Germany with Russian steak tartare on
And in the late 18th and 19th century people along the
New York City harbor selling "steak cooked in the Hamburg style" to
attract the German sailors. But this was really different than the
hamburger we're use to. It was salted minced beef, onions and
breadcrumbs. Sounds kind of like a giant meatball patty to me.
But it wasn't until 1826 that a hamburger first appeared on
American menu. It popped up at Delmonico's in New York of course. But
it's not surprising that a handful of people claim to be the first to
start making hamburgers the Americanized way. But it really doesn't
matter to me who made it first; I just want to eat it! Let's
some patties on some buns!
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, why don't you take the
easy route and go to a restaurant and order up a burger? And you
probably should skip the fast food joints today; I mean it is a special
day after all! Go to a nice restaurant and get a giant burger with all
the toppings on it you like. Sure it might take a little longer to make
but it'll taste better and be a lot healthier for you.
can break out your grill and make your own if one burger just doesn't
do it for you. Invite a bunch of friends over, stock up on buns and get
to flipping those patties. Try out a bunch of different seasonings and
things added into your burgers to see if you can find the perfect
combination of flavors. Some might turn out to be disasters but others
will be new favorites I'm sure. And hey, why don't you turn
tables a bit and have a little competition. You always hear about hot
dog eating contests but what about a hamburger eating contest? I'm sure
there have been a few here and there but now it's time to have your
own. See who can woof down a certain amount of burgers the fastest and
the winner gets a Hamburglar costume. There, I squeezed a fast food
reference in there for you ;). Enjoy your burgers and hey,
you going to flip those?