By: Lee Breslouer Cheeseburgers aren’t exactly health food, even though the lettuce and tomato they (sometimes) come with are basically salads. But in the interest of tipping you off to the most- and least-healthy burgers, we spoke to Ruth Frechman, a registered dietitian nutritionist, to help us look at eight major fast-food joints’ cheeseburgers. Here’s the lowdown on America’s favorite cheeseburgers. Editor’s Note: The list is comprised of each restaurant’s standard cheeseburger, with the standard fixings.
Guacamole, pizza and queso dip are great Super Bowl snacks, but by halftime, you’re hungry. Really hungry. And nothing will satiate those stomach growls except for a meaty burger.
At one point this past summer (a point that I’m not particularly proud of), I ate burgers for dinner for an entire week straight. In my defense, I was on a burger-high from discovering Ashley Rodriguez’s special burger sauce, had just discovered that my Emergency-Use-Only Fire Escape doubled as the perfect Burger-Eating Nook, and was doing “research” for an article. My recipe was simple and unchanging: I layered buns swiped with Ashley’s sauce, a freshly-ground patty, a tomato slice, onion rounds, and arugula.
In this veggie burger taste test, we found the burgers fell roughly into three classes: Those that try to act (and taste) like meat; those that taste like black beans; and those bursting with vegetables. Here, from our extensive taste test,* are the standout burgers to buy.
As a chef and restaurant owner, Vivian Howard knows the value of a good piece of meat. “Beef is like crab and shrimp, if you put it on the menu it’s going to sell like crazy,” Howard says in this preview for her PBS series A Chef’s Life. The documentary series, now in its third season, follows Howard as she explores the cuisine of the south one ingredient at a time. The chef branches out with her own take on a beef fried rice recipe and turns to her mother to learn how to make a dish she grew up with, called “cube steak.” Howard then takes her mother’s dish and reinvents it for her restaurant costumers, creating a more refined version with chopped steak that she hopes will be a hit.
Every day, Yahoo Food features delectable cakes. They taste good, they look good, and they’re made by good people — talented bakers from around the world. This week we’ll be sharing adorable creations from Rosanna Pansino of the popular YouTube baking channel, Nerdy Nummies and her new cookbook The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook: Sweet Treats for the Geek in All of Us. Check back to Cake of the Day for more geeky desserts!
Even though Charli XCX recently shared the stage with Taylor Swift, the British pop star considers herself a musical lone wolf. “I’m not in a ‘squad,’” she jokes in this episode of I Yahoo’d Myself. "I don’t even know who’s in the squad!“ (As to whether T-Swift’s girl gang has any sorority-esque entry rites, Charli says, "She was super cool, super nice.
Yahoo Style editor-in-chief Joe Zee is a fashion jack-of-all-trades — he’s styled Vanity Fair pictorials with Annie Leibovitz, album covers for Justin Timberlake, and fragrance campaigns for Celine Dion. Zee has spent ample time in Paris covering fashion shows and working for fashion magazines during his career as a stylist and editor. In his book, the jet-setting Zee includes a recipe for a cheeseburger inspired by one served at his favorite Parisian cafe in Paris, Le Castiglione.
Anyone who’s stepped into a fast food restaurant knows what you are served on that plastic tray looks nothing like what you see in TV commercials and print ads. To prove this point, BuzzFeed asked food stylist Anna Lee to evaluate how closely Arby’s, Burger King, McDonald’s, and others fast food chains come to selling picture-perfect version of their sandwiches. How do they stack up? While Lee, a food stylist for five years, says the McDonald’s, Big Mac, and Chick-Fil-A’s fried chicken sandwich looks close to their advertisement photos, the Arby’s roast beef sandwich packs too little beef on too big of a bun. “You see no roast beef, you just see bun,” she commented. The Burger King Whopper also left Lee disappointed: “This one looks like it got into a car crash.” And Lee felt betrayed after the burger joint used green leaf lettuce on its advertisement burger, but iceberg lettuce for the real-life version. “Iceberg lettuce looks like [bleep] on camera,” she advised.
When Sean Brock opened Husk restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina, he knew he had to have a cheeseburger on the menu. Now, he's finally sharing the recipe.
What do you get when you mix National Cheeseburger Day with four expert Vermont cheesemongers? You get a whole lot of awesome, is what—the sorts of unique combos that will make you totally re-think your go-to orange American slice or fat, doesn’t-melt-so-well hunk of cheddar.
The new chicken burger is made from a blend of white and dark ground chicken seasoned with spices like garlic and onion powder, the company said Tuesday.
We are celebrating burgers that don’t get thrown a lot of written ticker tape parades. If you feel like we’ve missed out on a burger that deserves its place in the sun, shout it out. After all, we’re always looking for more excuses to eat burgers.
Fast food taste tests, waitresses getting massive tips, the best restaurants across America — these are just a few of the topics Yahoo Food readers loved the most. In a tribute to you, our reader, we are revisiting some of our most popular stories of 2015.
Grilling burgers isn’t rocket science, but if your grill’s emitting as much flame as an Apollo launch, odds are your patties are going to end up tasting like astronaut food.
So when I found out “Lucky Peach” was hosting burger month on their site throughout July, I was accordingly excited. What’s “Lucky Peach,” you might ask?
A burger on the grill is amazing… but that red meat’s not so great for you. Chicken in a biscuit? Also amazing… except that chicken’s fried. So here’s the best of both worlds: A chicken burger on a biscuit.
Everyone has a different idea of what makes the best burger. Is it a thin patty or a thick one? Medium rare or medium well? Cheddar or American? We at Bon Appétit are not interested in diving into that debate right now. Instead, we present our staff-sourced list of our absolute favorite burgers. No grand claims, just good food (and apparently we really don’t like fancy burgers).