A reminder of the good old days

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Fri Apr 3 12:26:20 UTC 2009

In the anthropology of foodways, when and how did cheese become a default ingredient of what's called a "hamburger"?  And even bacon.  We can't blame the Jews for those developments! I suppose it's just an aspect of the fattening and sickening (and impoverishing) of America. I don't recall even seeing the word "cheeseburger" on menus anymore.


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>Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2009 01:20:57 -0400
>From: Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
>Subject: A reminder of the good old days
>"Whoopsie Goldberg" freaking out on [adult swim] because she was served a cheeseburger instead of a hamburger.
>Backstory: fifty years ago, black people did not eat meat and cheese together. As a consequence, when I was in the Army, we referred to ourselves as "hamburgers" and to white GI's as "cheeseburgers."

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