A Burger to Believe In: Recipes and Fundamentals will restore your faith in the classic American dish. Author Chris Kronner explores what goes into creating the perfect hamburger—from the art of the crafting to the philosophy of the flavor. Kronner brings his considerable experience, creative energy, and professional skills to the plate as he teaches the secrets to the perfect burger. Kronner’s obsession with creating just the right recipes is evident throughout the book. Kronner explores how to source and grind high quality meat and offers tips and suggestions of what it takes to get just the right bun. When it comes to toppings, Kronner’s creativity really shines, even with his warning that restraint is the name of the game as too many bad ideas are simply bad ideas. Still, Kronner offers more than 40 ways to accompany a burger, from onion rings to season salads to File-O-Fish inspired crab burgers.
Kronner headed up the kitchen at Slow Club at the young age of 24. He also worked at Serpentine and Bar Tartine. Each of these experiences tutored his knowledge and skills on how to create his remarkable burger expertise. All this background led to his opening KronnerBurger in 2015, which has won the accolades of writers and critics from such publications as Vice, Eater, Food & Wine, and Bon Appetit.