At The Den we take burgers seriously. To make amazing burgers every day you really need to know your stuff! Burgers have a history and a culture and in this blog we will share with you some amazing books that will help you unlock the world of the burger!


Hamburger: A Global History

First off, written by Andrew F. Smith, Hamburger: A Global History documents the history of everyone’s favourite sandwich. “From its humble origins as a nineteenth-century street food sold by American vendors”, developing through time eventually becoming the global phenomenon that it is today. Smith discusses the developing fast food industry in the United States and the cultural significance that the burger now has in western culture. It’s not just a Sandwich…

Hamburger Heaven: The Illustrated History of the Hamburger

Hamburger Heaven beautifully illustrates the journey of the burger. The book brings the food to life with stunning images of amazing burgers from over the years. This book will make you seriously hungry! If you’re a fan of fun facts and fancy yourself a food fiend, this is the book for you.


The Hamburger: A History

In this book, Asking what people think of when they think of the burger? “A robust, succulent spheroid of fresh ground beef” or a quick and easy meal “mass-produced to industrial specifications… Is it cooking or commodity?” Josh Ozersky follows the timeline of the burger and discusses its undeniable cultural relevance.



Hamburger America: One Man’s Cross-Country Odyssey to Find the Best Burgers in the Nation

This adventure across the USA to find the best burgers available in modern America, follows the author George M. Molz as he travels to 100 “Hamburger joints” in 39 states. This is not an expedition to find the world’s best burger but a guide to highlight some of the best burgers available in the States. Molz restricted his search to small independent vendors that use fresh foods, making this a truly interesting, unique and tasty catalogue of restaurants.


Recipe of the Week: Burgers: 52 Easy Recipes for Year-round Cooking

If you are looking for some burger inspiration for your own grill, Sally Sampson has compiled a list of recipes that are sure to impress your friends. Easy to achieve in your kitchen and options for the whole year round. With grilling tips and advice, easy to follow instructions and recommendations for all tastes and preferences, this book is perfect for anyone interested in getting their start in the art of burger crafting.

Join us

With these book at your side, you will surely be able to lose yourself in the wonderful world of the burger. To see burgers at their best, be sure to visit us at The Den and experience one of our amazing recipes. With our constantly changing and evolving menu you will surely be able to satisfy your hunger for the perfect burger!