Monday Books: Burgers!

There are only as many variations as your imagination will allow.

The Burger!

Grilled, griddled, broiled. Beef, turkey, veggie… I could go on, but, I don’t want to bore you. There are an infinite number of ways to define one our favorite foods, the burger.

It’s formally know as a hamburger. The traditional version doesn’t contain a speck of ham. The name, as the story goes, relates to the place in Germany that this sandwich has it’s roots, Hamburg. That’s enough history for today. No need to get to serious. After all, we are talking about burgers here.

It used to be, back in the good old days, that when someone said hamburger the thought was immediately ground beef, round patty, soft white bread bun. Fast forward to today and watch an array of burger choices unfold before your very eyes.

These days, people can and will make a burger out of anything that will hold still long enough to be formed into a circle. Oh, that’s right, the shape isn’t even a requirement anymore. Add an egg on top, no problem. How about Kobe graced with foie gras? Not that unusual. Did someone say chickpea and feta? Pick your preparation.

Our Monday Books entry for this week attempts to shed a little light on the fine art of burger making. We’ve hand selected these little beauties just for you. Behold the possibilities…


Traditional

The Good Stuff Cookbook: Burgers, fries, shakes, wedges, and more Bobby Flay's Burgers, Fries, and Shakes The Book of Burger Burger Bar: Build Your Own Ultimate Burgers


Meatless

The Best Veggie Burgers on the Planet: 101 Globally Inspired Vegan Creations Packed with Fresh Flavors and Exciting New Tastes Meatless Burgers: Over 50 Quick & Easy Recipes for America's Favorite Food Vegetarian Burgers Morningstar Farms The Veggie Burger Cookbook


The Kitchen Sink

The $100 Hamburger Recipe of the Week: Burgers: 52 Easy Recipes for Year-round Cooking The Little Black Book of Burgers Deer Burger Cookbook: Recipes for Ground Venison--Soups, Stews, Chilies, Casseroles, Jerkies, and Sausages


That should keep you busy for a while. If we missed your favorite guide to burger making, please let us (and everyone else) know.

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