Burger: history courses, to conquer the world
• Burger: history courses, to conquer the world
July 27 is the birthday of a hamburger. Its name to the top US sandwich is obliged to natives of Hamburg. However, in order to become the "king" of the US, and then the world of fast food, German steak was supposed to be easy to eat "on the go".
Now it's hard to believe, but just over a hundred years ago, nobody even suspected could be so delicious dish consisting of fried meatballs fed between the two rolls. Its simplicity and taste of the innovative notion chefs suddenly gained great popularity in all sectors of the population.
Growing with each passing day the glory of food has led to the fact that somehow everyone wanted to be involved in its invention. Authorship claimed by many Americans who claimed that they made a fundamental contribution to the creation of this dish, and cooks from other countries. Ultimately attempts to win a slice of glory ended in what has become a burger meal with one of the most intricate stories. We looked into the historical archives and tried to find out who actually was the "father" burger.
The word "hamburger" is derived from the name of the second largest city in Germany - Hamburg. According to one version, it was there, along with German immigrants recipe came to America. While the burger was a piece of roast pork in bread.
According to another version, the hamburger was named after the city of Hamburg in the state of New York. In 1885 the brothers Charles and Frank Menchis carried on in the US Hamburg Fair offered a snack of fried cutlet of beef, nested between two buns. They say that they have run out of pork sausage, which they used for sandwiches, and they decided to replace it had available beef.
In the same in 1885 at the fair in Seymour Charlie Nagrin selling meatballs, nested between two slices of bread. According to him, this dish is perfectly suited for the event, as it can be eaten on the go. His culinary creation he called "Hamburger Charlie".
For the first time in a New York restaurant, the term "hamburger" appeared in 1834. The first mention of "Hamburg steak", whose homeland is Germany, is found in "Boston Evening" from 1884.
The family of Oscar Weber Bilby from Tulsa argues that the first hamburger cooked their ancestor. This happened in 1891. Great-grandfather of Oscar cooked meatballs and stuffed their yeast rolls. In 1995, Governor Frank Keating called Tulsa "real birthplace of the hamburger."
Another cooking, the opportunity to play a role in the appearance of a hamburger, according to Otto Kuasva. In 1891, he prepared beef patties, which are added on top of a fried egg. The sailors who visited the cafe, then removed the egg, leaving only a cutlet.
Another inventor considered himself a hamburger cook Fletcher Davis from Athens, Texas, who in 1880 put fried cutlet with mustard and onion between two slices of bread. In 1904 the Fair in St. Louis in Fletcher and his wife had a small shop where they sell their burgers.
In 1900, in his hometown of New Haven his first hamburger cooked Louis Lessing. The customer asked to make some quick and hot dish. Vozivshiysya with minced Louis molded patties and fry it on the grill. The meat he filed between two slices of toast. Because of this detail some culinary critics refuse to recognize that it is first cooked hamburger Louis. However, in 2000 the United States Library of Congress named Lessing man who made the first American hamburger.
widely known hamburgers received in 1904 at the fair in St. Louis, but the gastronomic symbol burger turned only after almost 30 years, when Walter Anderson of Wichita, Kansas, founded eateries White Castle Hamburger network, the main course which was the hamburger.
In the modern version of the burger, there are many varieties. Variations with a bun and patty of minced meat even offer Michelin restaurants. With creations eateries and fast food they dish has except that the common name. Instead of rubber and synthetic buns burgers chefs prefer foie gras, black truffle and beef kobe.
Price for a burger can be up to $ 1,000. The steakhouse menu, you can find a more democratic version, which is based on a cutlet of minced Beef premium brands - it is a worthy alternative to the usual ribeye and filet mignon.