Who invented the Hamburger?
It is said that the Hamburger actually has a German origin. In the 19th century, seamen in the German harbour city brought the idea of raw, shredded beef (now called beef tartare) after a trade exchange with the Baltic provinces of Russia.
But then there is also the story that the hamburger was invented in 1900 by a Danish immigrant in the US. He sold butter and eggs from his house in Connecticut. The story goes that one of his customers ordered a hot lunch to go. Mr Lassen then put his own mixture of shredded steak between two slices of toast and that should have been the first Hamburger.
Whoever came up with the idea, the burger still ranks high on the popularity scale of fast food, and with all the many varieties that now exist, for every taste and for every dietary style.