The World is Your Burger. A Cultural History

Author(s): David Michaels


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

"David Michael 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

"The World Is Your Burger by David Michael's will quickly become the Tell All, Holy Grail and historical reference for one of the most widely desired foods...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

"An absolute bible of burgers, a must for any burger lover."—Tom Barton, Food & Brand Director, Honest Burgers Ltd

"[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."—

David Michaels has worked in conceptual design and branding for many retail and hospitality projects including Walt Disney, LVMH, Pepsi, MGM Resorts, W Hotels and MTV. His passion for hamburgers began at a young age and he has been obsessed ever since. In 2007, he opened Bite Me Burger in Sydney. David lives in London.

General Fields

  • : 9780714873985
  • : Phaidon Press Ltd
  • : Phaidon Press Ltd
  • : 1.928
  • : May 2017
  • : 220 mm X 220 mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Michaels
  • : Hardcover
  • : 1
  • : en
  • : 641
  • : General Adult
  • : 400