In October 2012 German chef Oliver Trific travelled from his Hamburg house to a London public house to rewrite the origins of the round mound of renown. For one BurgerMonday night only the chef/proprietor of the Restaurant Trific imagined what a hamburger (little h) would be like today had it been invented in Germany and not the USA by a Hamburger (big H).
The Hamburg Hamburger unveiled at The Draft House proved to be much more than an exercise in culinary wordplay. For inspiration Trific looked to labskaus, a famous stew that is Hamburg’s version of corned beef hash. Liverpudlians know it as lobscouse or just scouse and attach their accent and identity to it. [Read more...]