A hamburger is a kind of sandwich. It consists of one or more slices of meat, such as pork. This slice is put between two slices of bread, or in a bun. After that, toppings (like tomatoes, onions, cheese, salad) and dips are added.
Hamburgers are named for a city in Germany called Hamburg. They were probably invented in Germany, though what we now know as a hamburger was created in the United States in the 19th century. Hamburgers appeared on menus in England and the United States in the 19th century, and became a popular food after the 1904 World's Fair. What is called a hamburger throughout the world today was different than the first German hamburgers; German dishes often involved a steak or sausage between pieces of bread instead of ground meat.
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- Atlas of Popular Culture in the Northeast United States, John Harmon
- "The World's First Hamburger". Texas Monthly. August 2009. http://www.texasmonthly.com/preview/2009-08-01/feature7. Retrieved August 15, 2009.
- "Obituary: Charles Menches". The New York Times. October 5, 1951.
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