Chef’s Log 56: The Route to Happiness

The burger is a beautiful and complex thing. Never before have I encountered a single dish that can be so many different things and serve so many different purposes all at once: it satisfies a meat craving as well as any steak does, it’s the ultimate sandwich (if you stretch the definition of sandwich a bit), it’s a balanced meal (at least my version of a balanced meal) with various elements, it’s fast food. What’s truly fascinating is that a meal which was born out of necessity and poverty has evolved over time to become something truly iconic and even indulgent. But this post is not about the history of the burger. It is about the best (and by the best, I mean the BEST) burger that I have ever tasted. Continue reading