David Michaels The World is Your Burger

The World is Your Burger:

An encyclopaedic, eye-catching tribute to one of the world's most popular foods - the humble hamburger.

Celebrate the classic hamburger with this unprecedented collection of essays, photographs, and ephemera - a colourful look at the burger's origins and impact, assembled by a true burgerphile whose passion has taken him around the globe.

Perfect for home cooks and pop-culture addicts alike, the book is chock-full of original research, exclusive interviews with culinary icons, never-before-seen archival photographs from brands such as McDonald's and White Castle, and twelve delicious recipes.
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The All-American burger went global decades ago but the versions that arrived on foreign shores for the most part were lame facsimiles of the corporate variety. David Michael's beautiful book proves that a new dawn is upon us and high-quality hamburgers can now be found in every corner of the planet.
— George Motz, filmmaker and author of Hamburger America:
A State-by-State Guide to 150 Great Burger Joints

Is there any food item more satisfyingly ingrained in the American consciousness than the hamburger? The World Is Your Burger takes us on a mouthwatering journey from the burger's humble origins to its seemingly limitless future. The photography alone is irresistible enough to send you straight to the nearest burger stand, but that’s not nearly all this book has going for it. With tips and recipes for every element from patty to pickle, this essential compendium will spend more time with you at the grill than on the coffee table.
— Danny Meyer, Founder, Shake Shack

Our business has revolved around the hamburger for over 60 years and this book certainly tells that story.
— Becky Rickard, Manager of Community Affairs & Archives, SONIC, America's Drive-In

[An] indispensable meat-centric cookbook... Burgerphiles prepare to get hungry. This is the all-encompassing one-stop guide for home cooks to pop culture addicts, paying tribute to the iconic favourite. Covering everything from the burger's origins and impact, topped off with twelve delicious recipes, this is destined to be your new kitchen distraction.
— FineDiningLovers.com

The World Is Your Burger by David Michael's will quickly become the Tell All, Holy Grail and historical reference for one of the most widely desired foods...the hamburger.
— Pat LaFrieda, meat purveyor and author of Meat:Everything You Need to Know

David Michaels has created the definitive history of the great American burger and those who helped popularize it. As beautiful to look at as it is informative, it’s sure to be a fun read for any burger lover just as it was for me.
— Brad Haley, CMO, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s

The essential burger book that takes you on the ultimate journey around the burger globe.
— Liam O’Keefe, Bleecker Burger

An absolute bible of burgers, a must for any burger lover.
— Tom Barton, Honest Burgers

This book is an historical journey of a seemingly simple and iconic fast meal and showcases the boundlessness of possibilities of eating beef in a bun. I myself have created the famous db burger in homage to this most popular dish in the world.
— Daniel Boulud, Chef/Owner, The Dinex Group

A mouth-watering gift for foodies and pop-culture fans.
— The Sunday Times (Ireland)