Thursday, July 3, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

The Hamburger: A History
In the spirit of our great nation's birthday, I thought I would post a brief description of a new book out which focuses on the quintessential American backyard cookout favorite - the hamburger.
Here is the book description from Amazon:
This fast-paced and entertaining book unfolds the immense significance of the hamburger as an American icon. Josh Ozersky shows how the history of the burger is entwined with American business and culture and, unexpectedly, how the burger’s story is in many ways the story of the country that invented (and reinvented) it.

The hamburger played an important role in America’s transformation into a mobile, suburban culture, and today, America’s favorite sandwich is nothing short of an irrepressible economic and cultural force. How this all happened, and why, is a remarkable story, told here with insight, humor, and gusto.
I hope that everyone enjoys their burgers tomorrow! Happy 4th of July!

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