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History Of Hamburgers

Sure, everyone knows that the hamburger comes from Hamburg and the frankfurter comes from Frankfurt (both are cities in Germany). What could be plainer? But it may interest you to know that while the meats themselves are German in origin, the idea of placing a hamburger or a frankfurter (better known as a hotdog) in a bun was American.

Burger Origins

The hamburger is a newer invention than the hotdog. During the middle ages, traveling merchants from Hamburg learned from the Tartars of the Baltic lands how to scrape raw meat and season it with salt, pepper and onion juice for what became known as "Tartar Steak." Many restaurants still serve a similar dish known as "steak tartare."

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No one knows the name of the first cook to shape scraped or chopped beef into a patty and broil it, but we do know that the very first hamburgers were browned on the outside and almost raw inside. When the hamburger arrived in the U.S., it was eaten quite raw, the way the French, for instance, still prefer their meat.

The English and Irish were the first to cook their beef patties well done throughout. The English called the burger Salisbury Steak after Dr. James H. Salisbury, who in the 1880s recommended to his patients that they eat well-done beef patties three times daily, with hot water before and after, to relieve colitis, anemia and other illnesses.

You’ll still find Salisbury Steak on many dinner menus beside the hamburger. The difference? Well, many people buy chopped meat frozen in large plastic bags. To prepare hamburger patties, you need a tool like an ice-cream scoop to get the thawed meat from the bag and drop it on pieces of wax paper. The chef then forms the patties by flattening the lumps of chopped meat with a heavy object and making sure they are round in shape. For Salisbury Steak, an oval-shaped object is used to shape the meat patties.

Burgers are great on a BBQBurgers are great on a BBQ

American Patties

Burgers were first popularized in the U.S. by German immigrants settling around Cincinnati. But the first hamburger wasn't eaten between the halves of a bun until the early 1900s. The sandwich, meat of any kind placed between two slices of bread, has been with us since the 18th century – apparently, the sandwich was invented by a gambler named John Montagu, the fourth earl of Sandwich, who stuffed his meat between bread slices so that he could eat right at the gambling table. Officially, the first “hamburger” sandwich appeared at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Missouri (which also happens to be the birthplace of the ice-cream cone).

Veggie Burgers are the perfect Meat-Free AlternativeVeggie Burgers are the perfect Meat-Free Alternative

As for the modern hamburger we eat today, it’s taken on many new forms to suit different people’s tastes. Vegetarians, for example, can enjoy hamburgers even though they don’t eat meat by getting patties that are made of soy protein or vegetables. A Welsh zoologist has even been working on a high-protein burger made from rat meat. And other scientists with tainted tastebuds have proposed a hamburger made from cotton!

If the popularity of the hotdog has gone down recently, the hamburger is still a big hit. Chopped meat now accounts for about 30% of meat sales. And even though in the late 1920s many American dictionaries still didn’t include a definition for the word hamburger, it’d be really hard to find a restaurant, diner, coffee shop or roadside stand that didn’t have hamburgers on the menu today. Burger joints have been popping up all over Europe, too, led by a British chain called Wimpy's. And you'll have no trouble in Paris finding a McDonald's for "le cheeseburger.”

McDonald's CheeseburgerMcDonald's Cheeseburger

One Hundred Billion Burgers

McDonald's is a story in itself. A chain known as White Castle was the first to serve cheap, mass-produced hamburgers. Since then, hamburger joints have multiplied. Today, McDonald's is definitely the leader of the pack. Beginning with a stand in Des Plaines, Illinois, which raised its now-famous golden arches on April 15, 1955, McDonald's has grown into a huge corporation with well over several billion dollars in annual sales.

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McDonald's sales average a billion hamburgers every year. To date, McDonald's has sold over 100 billion burgers. Stack them up, and you'd have 100 piles the height of the tallest buildings in the world. The McDonald's Corporation is run from a complex near Chicago called "Hamburger Central." Since 1968, new franchisers have been taught the ABCs of hamburgerology at a school in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, known at Hamburger University.

The McDonald's burger has not only spread from coast to coast in the U.S., it’s also multiplied globally. As of 2007, there were more than 31,000 McDonald's restaurants throughout the world. And yes, there's a McDonald's in Hamburg.

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"Wishyouweremehehe" wrote:Since the baby isn't fully developed at that point it can not feel, learn, think, remember etc. so aborting it up until that point is completely harmless cause the baby has yet to know anything its basically just a wad of cells like a tumor till about 6 months in term.  First off, thank you for the dedicated comment. I hope you'll be okay if my response is also as lengthy.  Secondly, most of what you said is false. By week sixteen of pregnancy, the baby's nervous system is developing. By the eighteenth week, the head can be distinguished from the rest of the body. At week 22, the baby's lungs are functioning correctly, the baby has hair, the baby can hear and distinguish sounds, and can also suck their thumb. Finally, by week 25, the nervous system is fully connected from the brain to the rest of the body.  An abortion at the end of six months would be at the 26th week of pregnancy.  "Wishyouweremehehe" wrote:Aborting a baby in those months is literally like throwing away an egg that happened to grow No, it would be like breaking the egg and ripping the baby bird inside limb from limb...which is what an abortion is. The baby is in an egg, and then it's shredded and sucked out. It's not wrong to throw away the egg of a chicken, just as it's not wrong to eat a hen. However, we can agree that it is wrong to eat a human being. Clearly, there's a big difference between humans and animals, so you can't make these sorts of analogies.  "Wishyouweremehehe" wrote: in the United States thousands of people go bankrupt from medical bills including bills for child birth (which is ridiculous I don't think anyone should be charged for giving birth, thank god for canada's medical system) and that can put the mother out on the street homeless with a baby Thousands of people go bankrupt from medical bills if they have a very sick child, that doesn't give them a right to kill their kid does it?  "Wishyouweremehehe" wrote:Having a baby isn't a good option for everyone, think about girls in school or college who get forced or whose partner convinces them not to use protection and then run out on them? If a woman is forced into pregnancy, I find it a moral disaster. I think that the father should be brought to justice. But, the mother still has the responsibility of being a mother, no matter how fair or unfair it may be for her. The responsibility has been thrust upon her, it should not have been, but killing a child to unburden the mother is just as unjustified as the #### itself.  Now, if a woman is convinced into not using protection, then it is her choice to shoulder the consequences. She consented.  "Wishyouweremehehe" wrote:. And what about Mothers who just don't want that stress on their body? Cause birth is painful and exhausting and it can physically change a person. Then they should not have chosen to get pregnant in the first place, of if they were forced, then killing a child is still not a justifiable means to end her discomfort.  "Wishyouweremehehe wrote:And what of the girls who it would possibly die when giving birth ? Then a doctor should determine which human life is more viable, and make every effort to save that life.  "Wishyouweremehehe wrote:I strongly believe that no one should be able to force a person to something with their own body that they don't want to, now I don't exactly recommend abortion but I believe a woman would know when its a good time or not for her to have a baby. And by "their own body", you're referring to the body inside a mother, right? See, there's another living being inside of the mother, and what she does with her body effects her son/daughter directly.  Also, what do you mean by a "good time" to have a baby? That's so subjective. You want to hinge a baby's life on how a mother feels?  "Wishyouweremehehe" wrote:If a man can walk out of a pregnancy so can a woman. Sorry, but that's just not true, for the very fact that a man doesn't get pregnant and a woman does. The situations are different. 
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(I started writing this story but i don't know if its any good so i just wanted your opinion on it and if anyone else has a story they want to share then go righe ahead. The main character is my oc kadie.it is an undertale story but the plot is much more then undertale ) Kadie’s Story   Chapter 1 Escaping the prison.   Kadie turned around to see if they were still there. She was very jumpy at times like this. But this time more than ever.  She didn’t really care about where she was going, just about what was behind her.  She started running again. She didn’t really notice how fast she was running or the fact she could fly. Besides if she did fly they could see her better. They can’t see her in the woods. But her story didn’t start here. It started a long time ago. But that too long so let’s start where it got wild. About a two days ago in Elmore Prison.                 Kadie and her sister were sitting at the prison cafeteria tables. “We can’t break out. That’s bad. We would get found.” Jade( kadie’s sister) Sighed. “We have to go. I can’t take the pain anymore. All this is too much for me.” Jade got up. “Were breaking out tomorrow.” She said. “fine.” Kadie told her.  She went back to her cell. Jade finished her food and did the same. (The Next Day)                 It was clear that Kadie wasn’t prepped for the break out. She slipped on a clean jumpsuit and put her hair up. She Used the bathroom and Went to the cafeteria the eat breakfast. After that everything went downhill. Kadie was sweet and kind and warm hearted, but Jade was tough and mean and cool. Jade also liked to get things done fast.  So by the time Kadie was done with her food Jade was already about to leave. She called Kadie over. “Ok we have to do this quick. 3….2….1…. GO!” Half of the prison wall exploded. And next thing you know Kadie was shoved out and they were running. “H-How did y-you do t-that.” Kadie Was panting. “Never mind that just RUN” She shouted and then we were gone.                 Once they got far enough away they flew. They didn’t like using their powers but now was the time to use them. They reached a hill that was far away from Elmore prison.  “Ok. I think we have gone far enough.” Kadie looked at jade. “Fine we can stop here but we are leaving in the morning. “She smiled at Kadie. “Were free.” Jade said. “Not yet. But soon we won’t have to be on the run.” Kadie smiled. “Yeah. No more running.”                 After a few hours Jade fell asleep. Kadie was still awake looking at the clouds. She got bored so she went on a walk in the woods.  She was gone for about an hour. When she came back her sister was gone. There was a note where she had been. Kadie walked over to the note. ‘Listen. Kadie they found me. They said if I turn myself in they would leave you alone. So I left. I will be fine and I will see you when I get back. Please find somewhere to stay and I will come fid you. I love you’ The note ended. Kadie started crying. She hadn’t been without her sister sense their parents died.  She got up and picked up the little amount of things her sister left. She left the note, a pencil, a winter hat, and a brush she had for her hair. Kadie got herself together and started walking to find somewhere to go. Chapter 2 A turn of the tables                   After Kadie flew away for about three more hours she got tired. She came upon and old house and went inside. When she went inside there was a Little black cat sitting on an old bench. Kadie laid on the bench and picked up the cat. “Hello little kitty.” The cat jumped down and meowed. Soon enough Kadie fell asleep.                 She woke up to a loud bang. She grabbed her bag and put it on her back. She picked up her hat and turned to see what had made her wake up. She summoned her sword and went into the room the noise was coming from. ”H-hello” She said from outside the door. When she had herd no response she opened the door. Inside the door was a circle of light. Like a portal. But before Kadie could run away from it she got sucked inside and then she blacked out.                 When she came to it again she was still I the woods. But the woods were covered in cold snow. “How could that be? It’s the middle of October It was only just getting cold.” She frowned. “Well its always cold here.” She heard a deep voice say from behind her. “who is there?” She quickly turned around and looked to see who it was. There was a tall skinny person with a white coat and a red scarf standing there. But when she could see him better she realized it wasn’t a person at all. It was a skeleton. She stood up and looked at him up and down.  “Y-you’re a s-skeleton.” She panicked a bit on the inside but kept her cool on the outside. “Hi. My name is winter. Welcome to my mansion.” He smiled.                 Kadie stood there for a moment. “Where a-am I?” She asked. “Well I just told you. This is my mansion. We don’t really know where it is. We all got sucked here just like you did. We never leave in fear of what lurks in the woods that circle us.” He frowned and looked at the woods. “But were save in the mansion. Would you like a tour?” He smiled again. “Um… Sorry sir this is weird. Are all of the people here skeletons?” she asked looking confused. “No. But the cute ones are.” He laughed a bit. “Just kidding.” He looked around. There was a big mansion to kadie’s left and a tree house the size of a two story condo to her right. “So you have the tree house, and the mansion, and the temmie shop, and that’s about it.” He smiled. “Please make yourself at home.” Then he walked off.                 Kadie walked around the yard for a bit. She looked at the tree house then the temmie shop which was connected to it. After a bit she walked inside. When she first walked in the main, or living room. Then there is the kitchen a bathroom, the kitchen, dining room, and the stairs. There seemed to be a basement too. She went upstairs. There was two more bathrooms then a lot of bedrooms. Not all of them looked occupied so she picked a random one. She put her stuff down and flopped on the bed. It was a made bed. It was really comfy. The room hade a dresser a made bed a lamp and a mirror. She sighed. “Why would it be winters mansion. I mean he said we all got sucked here. And I haven’t ran into anyone else but winter.”  “That’s because were all asleep.” A deeper voice came from her doorway. She turned to see who was there bet before she could he had teleported in front of her. “hello there. "Im fell."   Chapter 3 Meeting new people               Kadie looked at Fell. He was tall. About 6”5. He was a skeleton, but he had red eyes. Not like human eyes. He had a black jacket with a red cape and black pants. He wore a glove on one of his hands. He seemed to be studying Kadie as well. Kadie was also tall. About 6”0. She looked almost human even though she wasn’t.  Her eyes were blue naturally but the changed with emotion. Like if she was mad her eyes were red, sad dark blue. So on and so forth. She had silver hair and had on a pair of jeans that were ripped slightly. But they were supposed to be. A green shirt and a black hoddie. She had on a pair of boots too. She was actually pretty too. “Hi I-I’m Kadie.”             Her eyes lit up when she saw someone other than winter. “Is this your room or-“She was cut off by him. “No this isn’t my room. I just came to meet the newbie.” He chuckled a bit. He seemed very energetic and depressed at the same time. Kadie was still trying to figure him out. “Well then. Yep I’m the newbie. Nice to meet you.” “Yeah, yeah nice to meet you too I guess.” He walked off. “Well that was weird.” She smiled and walked to the living room. There were others there now. It was dawn so everyone was just waking up. “Hi t-there!” A female voice came from the couch. The couch was quite large. About 5 people could fit on it. Three people were on the couch and one on the recliner. Kadie looked at the girl on the couch. The girl had a white lab coat on. But she looked like a fish. She had fins on the sides of her face and her hands were webbed. She looked pregnant. She had red hair and yellow eyes with glasses.             Kadie smiled. “Hi! I’m Kadie.” Everyone looked at her. That was one thing she didn’t like, people looking at her all at once. “I’m Undyne. This is Papyrus.” She looked over at a tall male that looked a bit like Fell but looked less hurt. Less pain in his eyes. "Hello their person.” He was a lot happier too. “Hi. I’m Kadie.” She smiled. “Well because you’re stuck here now I guess you found a room. Just make yourself at home. Were all good people here.”  Kadie smiled at them. “ok”. One of the other people was winter. “Hey winter?” She asked him. “How many other people live here?” “About twenty.” He smiled. “Ok”             The las person there looked like fell. Except he was shorter and a little bigger then him.  He had on a black jacket with a red t-shirt. He only had one red eye. “Hey.” He huffed. He sounded like fell two. “I’m sans.” “Hey I’m Kadie” She said. Kadie didn’t say anything else and neither did anyone else. She walked back upstairs. She found out her room was next to fells.  When she walked by she herd soft rock music playing from his room.  She knocked on the door. He came and answered the door. “Sup” Kadie’s heart started beating faster. She liked fell
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