A reminder of the good old days

Alison Murie sagehen7470 at ATT.NET
Sat Apr 4 23:22:08 UTC 2009

On Apr 4, 2009, at 3:25 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:

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>> From:    Charles Doyle <cdoyle at UGA.EDU>
>>> 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.
>> I've never thought/heard of cheese and/or bacon becoming default
>> ingredients of a hamburger--one with both of those is a bacon
>> cheeseburger to me, with only one it's a cheeseburger or a
>> baconburger.[1]
>> If this is the case, perhaps it's a regional thing, or associated
>> with a
>> particular restaurant chain or type of restaurant. (For my part, I
>> refuse to eat at places that are faster-food than Panera-type
>> things, so
>> if cheese is the default now at Burger King or McD's, i wouldn't
>> know.)
>> [1] At least this is what i *think* i'd call it, since i have no
>> direct
>> experience with a hamburger with bacon but no cheese--i doubt i'd
>> like it.
> You'd want to make sure it's not understood in the manner of a
> veggieburger or fishburger, i.e. as (several pieces of?  a slab of?)
> bacon between two buns.
> LH
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Is there any reason to suppose that that orange glop that is palmed
off on the unwary as "cheese" actually has any dairy components in it?
Maybe a
"cheeseburger" can be kosher after all?!?

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