Pub-Grub Veggie Burgers

A few weeks ago I ate lunch at Penguin, in Charlotte, NC, and ordered their veggie burger. Wow, I thought, naively, this doesn't taste much like the other veggie burgers I've been eating. It's so rich and savory and— Something didn't seem quite right. I asked our server about it. "Let's see," she said, "I …

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Armenian Lentil Burger

This burger came to me as an idea from Ani, one of the publisher Matthew's good friends, whose family hails from Armenia. As I'm not very fluent (read: not fluent at all) in Armenian cooking, she gave me some of the key spices and components of the cuisine, and then the burger just wrote itself. …

Thai Carrot Burger

This carrot burger has required a lot of tinkering, but I think I'm finally on the right track. The trick was figuring out how to cook the carrots. I tried roasting, boiling, and steaming, all of which required that I puree or mash them, resulting in a mushy, disgusting, babyfood burger. While working on a …