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Hamburger America: One Man's Cross-Country Odyssey to Find the Best Burgers in the Nation with DVD

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by George Motz
     
 

Whether you're an armchair traveler, a serious hamburger connoisseur, or a curious adventurer up for a road trip, Hamburger America will be your guide to reclaiming this precious slice of Americana. No other food says “America” like the hamburger, and documentary filmmaker George Motz has made it his personal mission to save our nation's unique

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Whether you're an armchair traveler, a serious hamburger connoisseur, or a curious adventurer up for a road trip, Hamburger America will be your guide to reclaiming this precious slice of Americana. No other food says “America” like the hamburger, and documentary filmmaker George Motz has made it his personal mission to save our nation's unique burger identity. He has traveled across the country in search of the best burger joints - those that have survived outside the fast-food mainstream - and has documented their rich histories and one-of-a-kind taste experiences. This edition of the book includes George Motz's 1 hour documentary “Hamburger America” that profiles 8 burger joints across the USA.

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Clearly, George Motz is a man on a mission. Several years ago, he left his comfortable Brooklyn digs to find the perfect burger. His 2005 film Hamburger America documented his tireless cross-country search for the best cheeseburger-and-bun concoction. Hamburger America the book provides a DVD version of eponymous movie, but it also features a stop-by-stop, state-by-state rundown of the 100 best roadside burger stands in the U.S. of A. We'd say more, but we're kind of choked up.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762431021
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Pages:
299
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

What People are saying about this

Anthony Bourdain
A fine overview of the best practitioners of the burger sciences.
Daniel Boulud
As a French Chef who took an unexpected approach to the American burger, I'm glad that George has put together this fantastic guide to 100 of the classics.

Meet the Author

George Motz is a documentary filmmaker and America's foremost hamburger expert. He has taught a course on hamburgers at NYU and has consulted for many hamburger restaurants.  Hamburger America (the film) became required viewing in a food course at Princeton University and was nominated for a James Beard award. George has been featured on the Martha Stewart Show and other national outlets including USA TodaySaveur, and the New York Times for his hamburger expertise. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and two children.

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Hamburger America: One Man's Cross-Country Odyssey to Find the Best Burgers in the Nation with DVD 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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badgerpackdgd More than 1 year ago
This was a good book on an all-American food. I really liked that it told about some hidden gems in places I've lived ot visited. I need to get busy and visit some more of these places. It also gave me some ideas for my next road trip.