All the burgers known to man

All the burgers known to man

Burger fling: Serious Eats is in love with an American classic (Photo by lambda_X) 

In an age when the Internet has turned the everyman into an expert on all things, it was only a matter of time before someone filled in the knowledge gap for hamburgers (the Wikipedia entry doesn’t begin to cover it). Until last week, it was exceedingly difficult to educate oneself adequately to allow for pontification about the many differences between a fast-food burger and a fast food–style burger, or the many similarities between a mini-hamburger and a slider.

But now we have A Hamburger Today’s Guide to Hamburger and Cheeseburger Styles. Written by Adam Kuban for the Serious Eats Web site, this primer offers a stunningly long, detailed and mouth-watering list that attempts to catalogue every genus of burger in existence, complete with photos and videos. Kuban seems to have done a fairly thorough job, though readers have pointed out a few gaps here and there (no mention of the backyard burger, for example, or of non-beef burgers, though those could ostensibly fall into the fancy-pants burger category). Veggie burgers have been left off the list for now, but that’s only fair as vegetarians have no shortage of other things to pontificate about.

The AHT Guide to Hamburger and Cheeseburger Styles