Tuesday, February 17, 2009
An all-star salute to the cheeseburger.
Well the results are in, the cheeseburger is the official food of Stan Matthews℠. Two-all-beef-patties-special-sauce-lettuce- cheese-pickles-onions-on-a-sesame-seed bun minus everything but the cheese and all beef patties (two are optional).
I always knew I had an unsettling love for cow meat, but had tricked myself into thinking that the finest in bovine gastronomy was the over-rated and over-priced steak. The symbol of accomplishment to be consumed by the cigar chomping executive eager to show his status at the country club over a bloody porterhouse and a couple of whiskey sours.
Sure steak is delicious, God knows I've had some great steaks (I'm looking in your general direction Schwarz), but it's blue collar brother is the real winner when it comes to diversity and tastiness. The perfect marriage of cheese and meat mixed with the condiments of your choice, all sandwiched between two thick pieces of bread. That's the way beef was supposed to be enjoyed. End of story.
Let's not forget however, that all cheeseburgers are NOT created equal: