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Cheese and Burger Society
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey (58 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
Careful. It talks at you.
posted by hippybear at 8:35 PM on August 7, 2009


I just kind of enjoyed spinning the recipe file.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:35 PM on August 7, 2009


#22: ..."This cheeseburger is not for the faint of heart or stapled of stomach."

Not bad.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:35 PM on August 7, 2009


It's not bad for a dairy promotion site. The recipes look interesting enough that I'll probably make one or two of them.

That said, this could use the "recipe" tag.
posted by hippybear at 8:38 PM on August 7, 2009


Ok that was awesome. My girl is from Wisconsin and last year we took a trip up to her home town in Stevens Point. I've never had cheese so good, you can't buy cheese like that in Tennessee. looking at these burgers and knowing what I now know about Wisconsin cheddar all I can say is I miss America's Dairyland.
posted by nola at 8:42 PM on August 7, 2009


i looked through the whole list

my eyes feel fat - is that possible?
posted by pyramid termite at 8:49 PM on August 7, 2009 [4 favorites]


This website was giving out free t-shirts a few weeks ago. The freebie site that I visit has reported some shirt arrivals this week. Can't wait for mine!
posted by chiababe at 8:50 PM on August 7, 2009


The voice has to be Patrick Warburton, voice of Brock Sampson. Which almost made me care enough about this site to deal with the ridiculous navigation. NOT MEATIST. TOTALLY VENTURIST. ESPECIALLY THE HENCHMEN
posted by allen.spaulding at 8:55 PM on August 7, 2009 [4 favorites]


FREAKIN' AWESOME NOM NOM NOM
posted by unSane at 8:56 PM on August 7, 2009


I'm going down to Hot Dog City.
posted by Kattullus at 9:04 PM on August 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


That's very, very good photography. I don't think a picture has ever made me so immediately hungry before.
posted by CaseyB at 9:05 PM on August 7, 2009


Thanks for sending me to a Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board site. It was kinda annoying.
posted by dr. moot at 9:13 PM on August 7, 2009 [3 favorites]


DO WANT.jpg
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 9:14 PM on August 7, 2009


That's very, very good photography.

And we can rest in peace knowing that the original is not, in fact, symmetry!
posted by Askiba at 9:19 PM on August 7, 2009 [3 favorites]


Iz allredy dyegestin cheeseburger from fyrbrethin cheeseburger machine on teh deck portch alredyz butt tx k bye
posted by longsleeves at 9:21 PM on August 7, 2009


This idea that cheese can only be melted over ground beef is anti-chickenist.
posted by contessa at 9:24 PM on August 7, 2009


I find something very comforting and reassuring about Patrick Warburton. He just seems, I dunno, reliable and sturdy, like a Buick. In my imagination, he smells faintly of Old Spice and naps.

It occurs to me that I've spent way too much time thinking about Patrick Warburton.
posted by middleclasstool at 9:28 PM on August 7, 2009 [10 favorites]


Pepsi bleu cheese?
posted by MythMaker at 9:29 PM on August 7, 2009 [4 favorites]


God, I could eat a burger for days.
posted by boo_radley at 9:30 PM on August 7, 2009


Askiba is launching a new meme! Yay!

This post might also need the "foodporn" tag. :)
posted by hippybear at 9:34 PM on August 7, 2009


I am so glad that I currently work four blocks from GoodBurger in NYC. I know what lunch is tomorrow. And probably Monday. And Tuesday. And Wednesday. (At which point, I'll be on vacation in Michigan. Dad, fire up the grill!)

Thanks for the link!
posted by LOLAttorney2009 at 9:36 PM on August 7, 2009


Ah... Yeah, Doc. Me and the boys are gonna go grab some cheeseburgers. Tell Arthur to come along to if he shows up.

(Anyone else notice that the Monarch's henchmen's costumes look a LOT like Arthur's?)
posted by cthuljew at 9:52 PM on August 7, 2009


Jesus H. F__k
posted by device55 at 10:04 PM on August 7, 2009


I have a total craving for pickled red onions, fire roasted tomato, and Gorgonzola on a fresh ground patty with a sourdough bun right now.
posted by BrotherCaine at 10:07 PM on August 7, 2009


Normally, I could give a damn about cheeseburgers, but having Brock Samson give me the Barry White treatment suddenly makes me crave ground chuck.
posted by lekvar at 10:36 PM on August 7, 2009 [3 favorites]


Mythmaker beat me to it, but...

Wisconson Bleu.
posted by Saxon Kane at 10:56 PM on August 7, 2009


I CAN HAZ?
posted by Afroblanco at 11:32 PM on August 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


Blazecock Burgers (serves 4, maybe 2)
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1 lb ground beef
1 shallot, coarsely diced
1 Tbsp wildflower honey
1 chipotle pepper, coarsely chopped, with 1 Tbsp adobo sauce

1. Bring ingredients together in mixing bowl until evenly distributed, but no more.
2. Form four equally sized patties
3. Place thumb indent in the middle of each patty
4. Place in fridge for 30 min

In the meantime, ready a very hot grill. Sear for 3 min on each side to get lines. Turn heat down to medium until patty is cooked evenly and is raised to 155 deg F. Add a thin slice of Gruyere or Emmentaler cheese, if desired, and let sit for five minutes. Serve on toasted sesame seed buns with a thick slice of heirloom tomato and desired condiments.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:35 PM on August 7, 2009 [70 favorites]


Damn that sounds pretty good, BP.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:40 PM on August 7, 2009


We make them every other week. It's a nice summertime treat. Of the canned chipotle peppers w/sauce, we tried Goya, La Morena and Embasa brands. The choice of chipotle pepper (and its accompanying sauce) can make or break the burger, though the beef and honey are equally important.

La Morena, in our view, was the best of the three — in terms of both overall taste and the right mix of sweet and smoky — though I have only been able to find that brand in Mexican grocers. But it's worth the hunt.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:52 PM on August 7, 2009 [2 favorites]


Ffffffffurrrrg. 3am is not the appropriate time to have read this. Too tired to make it, getting too hungry not to.
posted by cavalier at 12:01 AM on August 8, 2009


The voice has to be Patrick Warburton, voice of Brock Sampson.

The Tick for me, but yeah. Warburton is the perfect choice for ironic macho, assuming Shatner's double booked.

It's just disturbing.
posted by rokusan at 12:02 AM on August 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


Foodporn is foodporn, but there is something about hamburger photography specifically that just seems to be extra hardcore. They show you everything in this clinical straight-on view. I guess this is just the nature of photographing hamburgers. They have to give you an impression of what it's like deep inside, even though you can only peer at the surface. So the subjects have everything totally hanging out, exposed to the world. Bacon distends out from the bun, lettuce leaves are splayed open like petticoat skirts. They won't just let you imagine a nice aoili in there, they have to show it to you dripping and oozing out of every crevice. If Bon Appétit is Playboy, then this site is definitely Hustler.
posted by iloveit at 12:10 AM on August 8, 2009 [7 favorites]


This is beautiful, and it's just in time for the weekend: first Father's Office, then the Apple Pan, In-N-Out, Hamburger Habit, and finally, The Bucket. I'll place an order for some stents later on.
posted by jabberjaw at 1:12 AM on August 8, 2009


Does no one else think it's odd that the Tick wants us to eat hamburgers as badly as he does?
posted by item at 1:36 AM on August 8, 2009


I copy John Wayne, but friendlier. How 'bout a ButterFinger?
posted by Mblue at 2:43 AM on August 8, 2009


Oh man, the "Brooklyn" (#24), their cheeseburger version of a Reuben sandwich, calls for that disgusting crap Thousand Island, instead of the far superior Russian dressing.

Curse you, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. You've failed me again.
posted by maqsarian at 3:06 AM on August 8, 2009


hamburger photography specifically that just seems to be extra hardcore.

It really is the way it's done. It doesn't tease or tittilate, it just goes bam - here's the stuff! Look at it, here's the close ups!
posted by bigmusic at 4:56 AM on August 8, 2009


God, this REALLY made me want to eat a burger, with Wisconsin cheese, washed down with a nice glass of Wisconsin milk, followed by some strawberries with Wisconsin cream and some more Wisconsin cheese, in Wisconsin.
posted by game warden to the events rhino at 5:13 AM on August 8, 2009 [5 favorites]


Awesome post. Thank you.
posted by jsavimbi at 6:56 AM on August 8, 2009


Thats also the guy who does the voice of Joe Swanson from Family Guy.

But it's totally more badass to picture Brock Sampson.
posted by Ding! at 8:40 AM on August 8, 2009


Pepsi Murder.
posted by grobstein at 10:39 AM on August 8, 2009


Pepsi tasty, tasty murder.
posted by BrotherCaine at 10:43 AM on August 8, 2009


But what about California cheese?

Ha ha ha, just kidding. No one gives a shit about California cheese.
posted by interrobang at 10:59 AM on August 8, 2009


I appreciate the suggestions, but Wisconsin cheddar? I'm going to go with my homeslice Phineas Gage and say that they'll have to stick a spike through my eye before I give up my Cabot cheddar.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 11:03 AM on August 8, 2009


That almost made me feel bad that I'm smoking ribs.
posted by Jon-o at 12:17 PM on August 8, 2009


The "Uncle Sam" has mayo? WTF. That's socialism, for sure. Spanish-French socialism! God's own mustard made this country great. Why, I seem to recall reading (on a gum wrapper) that German was almost the official language of the US of A. Mayo? Bah!

Nonetheless - meat, cheese, Patrick Warburton, and really beautiful buns make a great linky. I'm very conservative about cheeseburgers, but don't mind seeing pictures of the kinky variations others enjoy...
posted by Lesser Shrew at 12:50 PM on August 8, 2009


Ha ha ha, just kidding. No one gives a shit about California cheese.

Huh?!? What the hell California cheese have you been eating? We've got the multiple award winning Cowgirl Creamery and Fiscilini farmstead cheese co., Karoun Cheese which makes awesome string cheese, Pt. Reyes Blue, Boatloads of tasty chevre, A million kinds of jack cheese ( not my thing, but aged is good ), fresh and smoked mozzarella, marscapone, and a lot of very cheap but serviceable colby and cheddar in our supermarkets. Not that I don't love Cabot, Tillamook, Wisconsin and Michigan cheeses, but California cheeses rock.
posted by BrotherCaine at 12:52 PM on August 8, 2009


The american cheese society gives out awards in a low fat cheese category... I guess I can bring myself to forgive them.
posted by BrotherCaine at 12:56 PM on August 8, 2009


They don't describe the buns. Cute page, but missing the bun description drops it to a C-. It ain't just about the cheese! Synergy people, SYNERGY!!!
posted by Lukenlogs at 1:06 PM on August 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


'So... you're selling cheeseburgers now Brock Sampson...'
posted by noriyori at 1:39 PM on August 8, 2009


that's Patrick Warburton. i love him. he's the guy that did Buddy in Seinfeld and was also The Tick (cartoon & live action). his just an amazing character voice actor.
posted by liza at 5:21 PM on August 8, 2009


Maybe two or three of those looked American. And almost all of them ruined by gobs of mayo or other sundry white sloppings. Nothing white belongs on a cheeseburger, boy, unless it's an onion.

Ignoring that though...sure does make me want a cheeseburger.
posted by rahnefan at 6:03 PM on August 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


Actually, liza, Patrick Warburton was only the live-action Tick. The animated Tick was voiced by Townsend Coleman. That said, Warburton was a fantastic Tick.

fantasTick LOL
posted by maqsarian at 8:13 PM on August 8, 2009


I want a burger, but I'm being indecisive. Time to bust out the random number generator...
posted by Ding! at 8:38 AM on August 9, 2009


How am I supposed to get the ingredients to mingle adequately just sitting there in a mixing bowl, Blazecock? COMMUNISM?
posted by tehloki at 1:38 PM on August 9, 2009


The Patrick Warburon:

Two slices of lean, all-american beef, stacked between comfortable buns of self-aware irony. Topped with a smokey cheddar cheese and a touch of spicy mustard.

Nice post, even if it is a little Blue.
posted by chairface at 1:58 PM on August 9, 2009


How am I supposed to get the ingredients to mingle adequately just sitting there in a mixing bowl, Blazecock? COMMUNISM?

It's a teachable moment, certainly. BYOB.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:29 AM on August 10, 2009


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