The Hamburger

Author: Josh Ozersky
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300151251
Size: 13.68 MB
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Originally published in hardcover in 2008.


Author: Andrew F. Smith
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781861896315
Size: 14.27 MB
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McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc once said, “It requires a certain kind of mind to see beauty in a hamburger bun.” The hamburger has been a staple of American culture for the last century, both a source of gluttonous joy and a recurrent obstacle to healthy eating. Now the full beauty of the burger in all its forms is explored in Hamburger, a debut title in Reaktion Books’ new Edible series. Andrew F. Smith traces the trajectory of hamburger history, from its humble beginnings as a nineteenth-century street food sold by American vendors, from which it soon spread to the menus of diners and restaurants. The sandwich came into its own with the 1921 opening of the first hamburger chain, White Castle, and subsequent successful food chains such as McDonald’s and Wendy’s ensured the burger’s success in the United States and around the world. The hamburger irrevocably changed American life, Smith argues, as the sandwich propelled the rise of fast food over home-cooked meals in Americans’ eating habits. At the same time, burgers were making inroads in American culture, as well as becoming a rich symbol in paintings, television, and movies. Smith also discusses the darker nutritional, economic, and cultural conflicts raised by the hamburger, such as the “McDonaldization” of international cultures. A juicy and richly illustrated read, Hamburger will stimulate the taste buds of carnivores the world over.

The Hamburger Book

Author: Lila Perl
ISBN: 081643106X
Size: 17.42 MB
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A history of man's use of ground meat through the centuries, accompanied by an international selection of twenty-two recipes.

Hamburger Heaven

Author: Jeffrey Tennyson
Publisher: Hyperion
ISBN: IND:30000045071176
Size: 18.60 MB
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A celebration of the hamburger presents information on hamburger artifacts, greeting cards, postcards, matchbook covers, telephones, toys, headphones, chairs, headlines, and more.

Hamburger America Completely Revised And Updated Edition

Author: George Motz
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780762442348
Size: 11.52 MB
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America's hamburger expert George Motz returns with a completely updated edition of Hamburger America, now with 150 establishments where readers can find the best burgers in the country. George Motz has made it his personal mission to preserve America's hamburger heritage, and his travelogue spotlights the nation's best roadside stands, nostalgic diners, mom-n-pop shops, and college town favorites--all with George's photographs and commentary throughout. Whether you're an armchair traveler, a serious connoisseur, or curious adventurer, Hamburger America is an essential resource for reclaiming this precious slice of Americana.