National Hamburger Month


It may sound comical to some, but the very fact that national hamburger month exists at all is thanks to the immense popularity of this most simple of dishes. Easy to cook, lovely to eat and incredibly affordable, the hamburger is worthy of a month in its honor.

In the US - the spiritual home of the hamburger to many - the month of May is when hamburgers are celebrated, and with some healthy options available there is much to recommend to those looking for a decent burger meal to fulfill their hunger.

Burger bars across the country introduce special burgers for the occasion, adding detail touches and extra flavors or providing cut price offers for all to enjoy, and the public lap up the opportunity to be reminded of what a great dish the burger can actually be.

Many a barbecue is held - as if an opportunity is needed - where burgers are routinely broiled on outdoor grilled, the fat being skimmed off for a more healthy meal and greater taste, and bakers go overboard producing beautiful soft or crispy buns in which to sandwich the burger itself.

Of course, national hamburger month is really a call for burger bars and restaurants to drum up extra publicity, but who are we to complain that this wonderful foodstuff gets its own celebratory month? We should take it upon ourselves to hold burger parties where we parade our own take on the standard humble burger, and to remind ourselves of just why it was that America embraced the 'hamburger steak' so many years ago.

Whether your choice is for a rich, classy Salisbury steak or a simple, standard homemade burger, national hamburger month is worth celebrating, and it comes around every May without fail - make sure you mark it on your calendar as one of the dates to remember!


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