"It is possible to die from eating. But I think to be professional means you don't die." (Takeru Kobayashi)

Monday, September 03, 2007


Given my recent outing in Hamburg, I shouldn't be in a burger mood, but I am. What can I say, I love them. Sort of like a man who loves the Phillies, even after they betray his affection with a lackluster September year after year to fall just short of another playoff appearance. (Spoken like a true Mets fan.)

I just purchased two hamburger cookbooks on Amazon with the intention of attempting one new burger recipe each month (possibly more) and chronicling my culinary efforts here on Mega Munch. The books are "The Great Big Burger Book: 100 New and Classic Recipes for Mouthwatering Burgers Every Day Every Way" and "Burgers: 50 Recipes Celebrating an American Classic". Considering my love affair with ground beef on a bun, I'm hoping they're the "Kama Sutra" and "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sex" of burger books.


Blogger RM1(SS) (ret) said...

Burger Meisters, by Marcel Desaulniers.

He runs (or at least used to run) a great restaurant in Williamsburg VA. You may also like another of his books, Death by Chocolate.

12:12 AM

Blogger Mega Munch said...

Thanks James, I'll check that one out. My goal with this personal experiment is to develop a more well rounded palate when it comes to burgers. I feel like for someone who loves them so much, I should be doing something more than just throwing season salt in some beef and cooking the crap out of it on the grill.

At least I use good cheese on my burgers. Heather insists on Velveeta.

8:23 AM

Blogger steakbellie said...

that photo is freaking killing me....


12:25 PM

Blogger Hall "Hoover" Hunt said...

Man that looks good! I am so freaking hungry now, but I am not eating for another 6 hours. Aggghhhh!

12:48 PM

Blogger Dan said...

Sounds good... I'll be watching this with interest as I'm a huge burger fan. Chris and I are working on a Chipotle Burger recipe we'll be posting at THG soon.

6:26 AM


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