You’d be hard-pushed to find a better meal than a well-executed burger. When you have juices dripping down your arm, and every bite is the perfect ratio of fresh bun to meat patty to crisp salad to gooey cheese…gah, hedonic.
Where, how and when the first hamburger was created has enthralled curiosity and debate. While bread and beef had been consumed separately in other countries for years (the hamburger patty coming out of Hamburg), it was the sandwiching of the two around the 19th or 20th century generally attributed to the USA. Following the rise of industrialism, hamburgers gained massive popularity, with hungry workers able to easily order and chomp one down on breaks.
The burger, now a poster child for fast food, is ever-popular today. Find it on the menu at takeaway bars, diners, restaurants, eateries, and burger bars globally, with variations galore – it’s probably one of the more recognised dishes worldwide!
The pictured dish was utterly perfect, eaten at Eureka! in Claremont Village, California; an all-American scratch kitchen focused on celebrating local quality ingredients.