Weekend Cook and Tell: Burgers

Hello, and welcome once again to Weekend Cook and Tell. Every Wednesday we sift through the food sections of various national newspapers and come up with an article or recipe to inspire a weekend cooking project. We want all of you to cook along with us and share your experiences, recipes, and photos.

Burgers are pretty much inescapable this week, we've been writing about them for week's Cook the Book, and I have personally had two burgers so far this week and it's only Wednesday. I'm pretty sure that there are going to be at least a few more burgers on the menu for the rest of the week, July 4th and all.

The New York Times is a little burger crazy today, too. Jane Sigal has grilled 30 chefs to find out about their perfect hamburger techniques. All aspects of burger making are discussed from choosing the right fat-to-lean ratio for your meat, proper formation of the patty, correct grilling temperature, selection of the perfect bun for your burger, and what to top them with.

This week's challenge is an easy one since I am assuming that the majority of Serious Eats readers are going to be hosting or attending a barbecue on Saturday. All you have to do is make (or even eat a burger) and tell us about it. How was it prepared? Was there anything in particular that made it especially delicious? Any secret burger techniques that you would like to share? Do you make the best burger on your block? We want to hear all about it!

Fire up the grill and keep us posted over the weekend. Show us your photos on Photograzing (make sure to include "Cook and Tell" in your submission title) and tell us about your recipes in Talk with comments on this thread! If you'd like to blog along from home, leave a link to your Cook and Tell blog post in the comments. Next Wednesday we will be posting a round up of your photos and recipes. We can't wait to see what kind of amazing burgers everyone is going to build over the weekend!


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