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MAY 28, 2013 – NATIONAL BRISKET DAY – NATIONAL HAMBURGER DAY

27 May

NATIONAL BRISKET DAY

Celebrated annually on May 28, it is National Brisket Day.  As one of the nine beef prime cuts, brisket is the cut of meat that comes from the breast or lower chest of beef or veal.

Brisket is best when it is cooked correctly to tenderize the meat.  There are many different ways that the perfect cooking process can be done such as slow braising or roasting.  Another way that is popular, in the United States, is to rub the brisket with a spice rub or marinating the meat, then cooking it very slowly over indirect heat from charcoal or wood.  Many times oak, pecan, hickory or mesquite is added to the other hardwoods to enhance the flavor.   Brisket will be fork tender when it is fully cooked and is then served with or without a sauce.

Following is a “tried and true” brisket recipe for you:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/bangin-smokey-beef-brisket/detail.aspx

NATIONAL BRISKET DAY HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator or origin of National Brisket Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

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NATIONAL HAMBURGER DAY

National Hamburger Day is celebrated each year on May 28.  This day is set aside to honor a classic sandwich, the hamburger.  National Hamburger Day is part of National Hamburger Month.

For Some Fun Hamburger Trivia See: http://www.foodreference.com/html/fhamburgers.html

It is most likely that the hamburger first appeared in the 19th or early 20th centuries and there is much controversy over it’s origin.  The true origin might not ever be identified with certainty.  Over the years, the hamburger has become a culinary icon in the United States.

From early on, the hamburger was prepared with all of the now typically characteristic trimmings. including onions, lettuce and pickles.

Since the beginning, many different variants of the hamburger have been created, some of which have become very popular.  Much of this diversity comes from restaurant chains that have tried to reproduce the success of other very famous and extremely successful hamburger chains.

NATIONAL HAMBURGER DAY HISTORY

Our research was unable to locate the creator or origin of National Hamburger Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

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RESOURCES:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brisket

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_hamburger

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamburger

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