When you ask people what they think of when you mention American cuisine, the most popular answer in the hamburger. It has now become a highly popular dish in its own right in Britain. But what is the history of this food icon?
The first mention of a burger in history is in the time of Genghis Khan and his Mongol riders, the Golden Horde as they conquered village after village across Asia. The riders stashed the raw meat under their saddles before riding. After they had ridden each day, the pounded meat would be tender enough to eat raw. So the Golden Horde conquered Asia by eating hamburgers.
The next evolution of the hamburger in history didn’t come until around five hundred years later. In the book The art of Cookery, Made Plain and Easy by Hannah Glasse names the prototype for the hamburger the Hamburg Sausage. The recipe says the minced beef be seasoned with suet, pepper, gloves, nutmeg, garlic, wine vinegar, bay salt, red wine and rum. The Hamburg Sausage should then be smoked in the chimney for a week before being eaten.
Posted - 29th April 2016 by Butchers Equipment