The Times, Food&Drink
By Shelia Keating
The citizens of Hamburg used to grind or chop beef into pieces and form them into a “patty”, which they cooked like steak. Great idea, thought the Americans, and so the Hamburg Steak, which became known as the Hamburger, and eventually just the burger, was born. These days you can get every kind of burger – from chicken to venison – but there may also be much more than meat in it.