Many people will enjoy the summer by firing up the grill to make some juicy burgers. But if you’re tired of stacking this American classic with the standard lettuce, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun, we have some condiments that’ll give your patties that extra zing. Rebecca Bent, author of “Burgers: 50 recipes celebrating an American Classic,” was invited on “Weekend Today” to show how to take this sandwich from blasé to gourmet. Here are the recipes:Recipe: Geoffrey Zakarian's Town Burger (on this page)
Excerpted from Burgers : 50 Recipes Celebrating an American Classic by Rebecca Bent and Tom Steele. Copyright © 2004 by Rebecca Bent and Tom Steele. Published by Clarkson-Potter, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt can be used without permission of the publisher.