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A Hamburger Today

On this day in 1889, the word "hamburger" first appeared in print in a Walla Walla, Washington newspaper. It's derived from the German word "Hamburger" which means "from Hamburg," - a town in Germany where the locals enjoyed a form of pounded beef called Hamburg steak.

To celebrate the hamburger, check out A Hamburger Today, a great website dedicated to all things hamburger (reviews, beef news, etc.). The reviews are great and the content is well written. Here's a small snippet:

After a couple minutes, it's flip and press, to embed the onion in a bit further. Yeah, yeah, I know. Smashing is bad. Supposedly. But it sure yields a nice crisp crust.

The burger is served on a nice squishy bun with plenty of cool, crisp pickles. Pictured is a cheeseburger, with American, of course. (You have no other choice -- as it should be!)

Join The Conversation
yayita yayita 10 years
why are burgers so damn tasty!
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 10 years
oo I love swiss and pepperjack!!
girly_girl girly_girl 10 years
Yay, I must have a hamburger today in honor of its special day!
flutterpie flutterpie 10 years
mushroom swiss ranch dressing with the fries. seriously i need a support group i know he thinks you're fine and stuff but does he know how to wind you up?
puddinpie puddinpie 10 years
Blue cheese, bacon, and caramelized onions on my burger, please!
Moni-B Moni-B 10 years
I sometimes like to have burgers with swiss cheese and bbq sauce...deeelish! ~M~
sashak sashak 10 years
burgers are my all time fav! I prefer chedder or colby jack on a cheeseburger...
bluejeanie bluejeanie 10 years
bleh, i don't like american cheese, it's so tasteless. i prefer cheddar or swiss.
TrippingBillies TrippingBillies 10 years
I'm from Washington! Maybe that's why I love me a good hambuger! Princess Consuela Bananahammock
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 10 years
I admit to loving a hearty, bbq'ed burger once in a while! Mmmmm...so NOT French LOL!
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