The Great American Burger Book

How to Make Authentic Regional Hamburgers at Home



ISBN: 9781617691829 Category:

George Motz


The Great American Burger Book is the first book to showcase a wide range of regional hamburger styles and cooking methods. Author and burger expert George Motz covers traditional grilling techniques as well as how to smoke, steam, poach, and deep-fry burgers based on signature recipes from around the country. Each chapter is dedicated to a specific regional burger, from the tortilla burger of New Mexico to the classic New York-style pub burger, and from the fried onion burger of Oklahoma to Hawaii’s Loco Moco. Motz provides expert instruction, tantalizing recipes, and vibrant color photography to help you create unique variations on America’s favorite dish in your own home.

Recipes feature regional burgers from: California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin.

Additional information

Weight 898 g
Dimensions 19.7 x 24.5 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 1 May 2016
Number of pages 240
Format Hardback
Contributors Foreword by Andrew Zimmern
Dimensions 19.7 x 24.5 cm
Weight 898 g


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George Motz, Emmy Award–winning filmmaker and founder of the Food Film Festival, is the author of Hamburger America and was hailed by the New York Times as a leading authority on hamburgers. His media credits include hosting Burger Land and Made in America (Travel Channel), and he has been a guest on Inside Edition, CBS, CNN, Fox News, and PBS, among others. He lives in Brooklyn.