Star chefs go head-to-head: Should you put mayo on your burger?

May 26, 2011 at 11:06 AM ET

Jonathan Waxman insists it's "luxurious," but April Bloomfield argues that a burger's better off with a slab of "funky" cheese than a glop of mayo.

So we had the two star chefs duke it out, head to head. And with barbecue season kicking off, it really is the question: To smear mayo or not to smear mayo on your burger?

While some love the good ol' classic egg, oil and vinegar concoction, others prefer to go gourmet, like this latest candied lemon, olive oil and caper creation. For others, just the thought of mayonnaise gets the gag reflex going (remember this hilarious scene from the movie "Undercover Brother"?)

In the first installment of our Head-to-Head series, Jonathan Waxman of Barbuto and April Bloomfield of The Spotted Pig share their perspectives on the hotly debated issue. Watch the video to see their arguments, and weigh in with your thoughts. Who is more persuasive? Are you a mayonnaise fan? Tell us why or why not in the comments!