Author George Motz knows a thing or two about burgers – he is, after all, “America’s foremost hamburger expert” and the man behind the documentary Hamburger America. In The Great American Burger Book, he highlights regional specialties like a burger poached in onion water à la Pete’s Hamburgers in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, and the Nutburger out of Matt’s Place Drive-In in Butte, Montana, topped with a mixture of peanuts and Miracle Whip. Motz also includes basics like the griddle-smashed classic cheeseburger, how to toast a bun and what type of cheese to use. The photography alone will make you want to hit the grill immediately.
"The Great American Burger Book," by George Motz, stcbooks.com