Bold new burgers are appearing on the menus of the country's top restaurants, reverently prepared by some of the nation's best chefs. The burger has become a fine dining event, expertly crafted and fiendishly devoured. Allow award-winning chef Samuel Monsour and noted burger critic and chef Richard Chudy to serve as your guides in this brave new world, bringing that energy and creativity to your own kitchen and backyard. With a fearless do-it-yourself spirit and respect for the gritty, authentic flavors of American cuisine, Monsour and Chudy share 120 mouthwatering recipes to set your grills ablaze. No top-down, ordinary themed burgers here. Instead, these renegade chefs provide you with the inspiration to realize your own wild creations. (See their baker's dozen of outrageously stacked burger centerfolds to fire up your imagination.) Organized by the elements it takes to reach burger nirvana and sizzling with dynamic writing and design, American Burger Revival will feed the souls of ambitious, devoted burger lovers everywhere. Stoke the coals and prepare to see the light.
Chef / Partner of Preux & Proper and South City Fried Chicken in downtown Los Angles, Sammy Monsour has received acknowledgment and acclaim from James Beard Foundation, Eater, American Culinary Federation and Zagat. He is a third generation chef and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, with roots stemming from his parent's neighborhood joint in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Sammy's advocacy toward sustainability has positioned him as the LA Locals Leader for Chefs Collaborative and member of Monterey Bay Aquarium's Blue Ribbon Task Force. In addition to cooking professionally, Chudy is the author of the popular Boston Burger Blog, which is his ongoing search for the perfect burger. Chudy's work has been featured in Boston Magazine, Food Republic, Mise Magazine and Boston.com. He has been a guest on Boston Public Radio, Radio 92.9, as well as Chronicle.