In the past week, the world has witnessed some of the biggest food, fashion and political events of the year, and the culinary landscape is a fascinating, sometimes surreal, snapshot of what it means to be American.
But there’s a common thread among the food and entertainment worlds — it all happens on a Saturday.
So when Barbara Hamburger, a former food writer for The New York Times, took a trip to Miami last week, she couldn’t help but reflect on the country’s pastime.
“It was so much about the food,” Hamburger said of her trip to the Sunshine State.
“It was about the country, about history, about the people, the traditions and the history that goes with that.”
In the past year, the nation’s food industry has grown exponentially, fueled by the popularity of “fast food” and the popularity and popularity of fast-casual restaurants.
It’s now the second-largest industry in the United States, with more than $1 trillion in sales.
But there’s one place in particular that Hamburger has never visited — her mother’s Hamburg restaurant.
She said it was always something that was part of the family tradition.
“When my mom went to Hamburg, I don’t think she had much of a palate.
She was a huge fan of American food and she would go for a good meal,” Hamburg said.
Hamburger’s mother, a retired writer for the Times, used to cook at Hamburg’s famous restaurant.
When Hamburger’s mom moved to Florida to work for a media company, Hamburger made the trip there with her.
“And, she went to a lot of different restaurants that I remember and it was amazing,” Hambur said.
When Hamburger first started working at Hamburger-Martini, Hamburg remembers being nervous about the experience.
“The food was amazing, the atmosphere was amazing and the people were amazing.
And you know what, they were kind of in a bubble, they weren’t really talking to each other.
So it was a little bit of a shock,” Hambure said.”
But I’m not going to take that for granted.
It wasn’t about being the first person to go, and I was going to be the first to get there.”
Hamburg said she was pleasantly surprised with the hospitality at Hamburg-Martinis, which she called “pretty great.”
But the restaurant she was in, Hamburg-Burgers, is a different story.
It is, in Hamburger terms, the “worst restaurant in the world.”
“The place is just not worth a damn.
It has nothing to do with food,” she said.
The restaurant was in such disrepair that it was one of only five Hamburg restaurants in the city that had to be demolished.
“So the food, the staff, the facilities that we had, the parking — the entire thing was in disrepair, the whole building was,” Hambury said.
But Hamburger says it was because the restaurant was the only Hamburg restaurant in town that people were taking photos of her.
The first time Hamburger went to the restaurant, she had a bad feeling.
“I remember being in the kitchen and my hands are shaking,” Hambarge said.
“And I was like, ‘I’m never going to eat that again.
That’s a piece of shit.’
So, I walked in and just sat down.
I just wanted to take a breath.”
Haburg went into a deep depression and she was homeless for the first three months of her life.
Hamburger and her mother decided to get her a job, but Hamburger was a hard worker.
“We were really good cooks, and we worked very hard,” Hamburry said.
She finally landed a position with a food truck company and Hamburger began to feel better about herself.
“There was a point when I started to get the sense that maybe this was a place that I could do something that I didn’t have the courage to do,” Hambuger said.
So Hamburger decided to start a restaurant in Miami in honor of her mother, and Hamburg-Martiinis opened in January of this year.
The new restaurant, which Hamburger opened on May 1, features an interior that is a work of art.
“This restaurant has a mural that is so beautiful.
And it’s just such an incredible piece of art that I’m proud to have done it,” Hamburu said.
As Hamburger worked on the design, she noticed how people responded to the food.
“You know what?
People are really passionate about food.
I can’t tell you how many people were saying, ‘Wow, I didn?t know I could love it so much,'” Hamburger recalled.
Hammurg said it also helped to have a great cook and a talented chef.
“What I found when I was there was, the people there were just so generous,” Hamb