Hamburger’s 100th Birthday Celebrated With Party-Perfect Grilling Recipes--Build A Better Burger

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California Avocado CommissionÂ?s special Build A Better Burger Web site salutes the 100th anniversary of the hamburger with dozens of delicious party-perfect hamburger grilling recipes featuring fresh California avocados. Get the best hamburger grill recipes, professional preparation and grilling techniques, gourmet topping ideas, barbecue party ideas, outdoor family games and some hamburger history, too.

June 8, 2004 -- Just in time for backyard barbecues, summer picnics and outdoor grilling, the California Avocado Commission’s special Build A Better Burger Web site salutes the 100th anniversary of the hamburger with dozens of delicious party-perfect burger recipes featuring fresh California avocados. Get the best hamburger grill recipes, professional preparation and grilling techniques, gourmet topping ideas, barbecue party ideas, outdoor family games and some hamburger history, too.

Many food historians believe that Fletch Davis of Athens, Texas was the first to grill a ground beef patty and serve it between two thick slices of homemade bread. When Davis’s culinary creation proved to be a hit with the customers at his diner, he took his hamburger sandwich to the St. Louis Louisiana Purchase Exhibition in 1904 and set up a concession stand that fair-goers flocked to.

Today, professional chefs and most burger fans agree that velvety slices of ripe avocado or a creamy dollop of guacamole is the best thing to happen to a hamburger patty since the bun. Visit Build a Better Burger and download printable recipes for Guacamole Ole Burger, classic California burger, side dishes and salads along with food and wine pairings featuring Sutter Homes Wines.

California avocados are nutrient dense, versatile and a delicious part of a healthful diet. While avocados may be best known for their monounsaturated fat, they contain other important nutrients beneficial to a healthy food program. Ounce for ounce, California avocados contain more protein, fiber, potassium, magnesium, vitamin E, folate, thiamin, niacin, and riboflavin than any other of the 20 most commonly eaten fruits. They are naturally cholesterol and sodium free and serve as a healthier alternative to butter, sour cream and other dips and spreads.

For more nutrition information and delicious recipe ideas, visit http://www.avocado.org.

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