Synopses & Reviews
From must-have classics to go-for-broke specialties-plus DIY Condiments, Sides, Boozy Milkshakes, and more.
What is the ultimate burger?
Ask that question and you will ignite an enthusiastic debate about meats, cooking methods, degree of doneness, bun types, condiments, toppings, and accompaniments. The Ultimate Burger gives the best answer to all of these questions: The ultimate burger is what you want it to be. And America's Test Kitchen shows you how to get there.
TAKE A DEEP DIVE INTO BURGERS
There are plenty of classic, tried-and-true ground beef burgers, plus newer takes that have become classics. Sprinkled throughout are venerated regional treasures, and we introduce over-the-top soon-to-be-favorite burgers our burger-obsessed test cooks created.
RIGOROUSLY TESTED RECIPES
We thoroughly tested every cut of meat imaginable to create the ultimate Grind-Your-Own Deluxe Beef Burger Blend, but we also provide shopping and cooking tips to make simple store-bought meat taste its best. We share test kitchen secrets for burger success from how to properly set up your grill to how to shape a burger patty to prevent “golf ball syndrome.”
START FROM SCRATCH, STAY FOR THE SIDES
Learn to make every part of the burger from scratch, from grinding the burger mixture in the food processor to preparing homemade buns, condiments, and crispy toppings. We don’t stop at the burger, learn to master classic sides like crispy fries, onion rings, and kettle chips, cool, creamy slaws and potato salads, thick and creamy milkshakes, and thirst-quenching sweet teas, and lemonades.
About the Author
America's Test Kitchen publishes award-winning cookbooks along with Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country magazines and produces public television's top-rated shows, America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Country. It is a very real 15,000-square-foot kitchen located in Boston's Seaport district and is home to more than 60 test cooks, editors, and tasting and testing experts.
America's Test Kitchen on PowellsBooks.Blog
There are so many things you can do with a burger — it’s like a blank canvas. We wanted to elevate each element and inspire you with topping ideas and flavor combinations that complement the patty without overpowering it. Our goal with this book is to give you concrete recipes that work, but also push you to think outside of your usual expectations...