The Great American Burger Book

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

Nancy Stiles is the managing editor at Feast.