[Sca-cooks] Burger battle

Volker Bach carlton_bach at yahoo.de
Sun Jan 21 12:00:22 PST 2007

Am Samstag, 20. Januar 2007 23:37 schrieb Suey:
> Johnna Holloway  wrote:
> > . . . Andy Smith indicates the origins are vague. Hamburg steak was on
> > Delmonico's menu as early as 1834. That may be the NYC claim. Hamburgers
> > were sold from a lunch wagon in New Haven by 1900S. . .
> According to Benavides-Barajas the recipe for hamburger originated in
> Persia and was brought to Al-Andalus by the Arabs. It was a popular dish
> in the Alhambra flavored with onion and honey and decorated with chopped
> walnuts or apple and served with honey.

If it originated in Persia, how do we get t Roman 'Isicia'?

I'd suspect rather that once you have leftover meat and chop it, you'll find 
out fairly soon that it can be made into balls, patties or meatloaf. Asking 
who invented it makes as much sense as asking who invented pancakes. 



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