If you remember our calendar of gastronomic events, every May 28th is celebrated the Hamburger Day. A date to commemorate this worldwide known food. And, although it is a very important date in the United States, it is being celebrated in more and more places. For the hamburger is already an essential in many kitchens. In addition to being an icon of American cuisine. So, if you are also passionate about hamburgers, join us to celebrate Burger Day, every May 28th.
Such a versatile food could not be without its own day in the calendar. Well, although it is the queen of Fast Food, and we always associate it with junk food, the truth is that we can find burgers of all kinds. Even very healthy recipes for those who follow a diet. Since, as we say, hamburgers are one of the most versatile dishes we can find.
It consists of a round steak, normally elaborated with minced beef (although it can be elaborated with all kinds of meats, sins, legumes, vegetables…); which is included between two buns. And the toppings or accompaniments cannot be missing. Being the most common lettuce, tomato and cheese. Of course, in addition to the sauce.
Where did the hamburger originate?
This food, contrary to what we may think, has very ancient origins. Although it is relatively recent as we know it today, the truth is that this preparation comes from much older dishes. We even have to go back to the Ancient Roman Empire, in the 1st century, to find what could be the origins of today’s hamburger. Plus, learning about its history is a great way to celebrate Burger Day. Let’s take a look:
And is that we find what could be the primordial hamburger in the book “De re coquinaria”, by the Roman gastronome Marcus Gavius Apicius. Here he refers to what is known as “Isicia Omentata”. This preparation consisted of minced beef, accompanied with pine nuts and wine. And it was served in a kind of pie. Doesn’t it sound familiar? Minced meat spiced and served with some bread.
However, it is true that it is still far from the hamburger as we know it. But until we get to our hamburger of today, we have to go through the Mongo Empire, who also had an important elaboration based on minced meat: the Steak Tartar.
This reached Germany, from where it is believed that the hamburger originated in the United States, where it became popularly known.
Celebrate Burger Day, every 28th of May
Like the vast majority of ephemeris, this one takes place in the United States. May 28th is the National Burger Day. And, it could not be otherwise since this recipe is an emblem of the place. Well, thinking of hamburger, makes us think of American cuisine.
Although, as it is such a popular preparation, it has been spreading to more and more places, because we all needed a hamburger day!
And, although we have researched very thoroughly about its creator, we have not managed to know who was in charge of marking May 28 as hamburger day, and why he chose this day. What we do know is that it is a great date to commemorate this food by making your own hamburger. Well, that is the purpose of this date: to make hamburgers even better known and pay them a small tribute.
On Burger Day, in the United States, there are many places that offer this food at a lower price; you can also find competitions to find the best hamburger in the area, etc.
How to celebrate
If you also want to celebrate this day, there is no better way than making your own homemade hamburger. As we all know the classic version: minced beef, accompanied with lettuce, tomato, cheese and sauces; we are going to propose some more original options to celebrate Hamburger Day in a different way.
For example, with the Minneapolis Burger, did you know it? It is a hamburger with the meat stuffed with cheese, a real delight! Another good way to celebrate Hamburger Day is with this other version to make a delicious battered chicken burger. Which one do you choose?
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