The Cattle Call – Interview with George Motz From Burger Land, Hamburger America & The Food Film Festival

The Cattle Call – George Motz from Burger Land, Hamburger America & The Food Film Festival

The Cattle Call – All the beef that’s behind the people who make & connect us to the Burgerverse.


George Motz is America’s foremost hamburger expert, the host of Travel Channel’s Burger Land, the director of The Food Film Festival, and author of Hamburger America, a guide to 150 great hamburger joints. He has also eaten more burgers in more places than you.

Name: George Motz

Website: www.hamburgeramerica.com

Where do you live: Brooklyn

Favorite style of Burger: Smashed on a White Squishy Bun

Favorite Childhood Burger: My Dad’s

Burger that haunts your dreams at night: McDonalds!

What is the one Burger you’ve always wanted to try but still have not: There are MANY, but to name a few – Mos Burger in Japan, Fergburger in New Zealand, Ono Char Burger on Kauai, W&M in Honolulu, Bates Hamburgers in Detroit,….I could go on..

The secret to making a great Burger: K.I.S.S….simplicity is the downfall for most. Look to history – new ideas rarely work.

Under no circumstances whatsoever, what should NEVER be put on a Burger: Donkey Sauce or ketchup

If you could have a Burger with anyone alive, or dead, fictional or real, who would it be and where would you take them: I’d take my Dad to the Apple Pan, and then to Irv’s..

Please use this space to talk about or plug anything else you want: Look for my new book The Great America Hamburger Cookbook, out soon.

We’ve hand selected George to be one of the official judges for the 2015 South Beach Wine & Food Festival® Amstel Light Burger Bash presented by Schweid & Sons and hosted by Rachael Ray.


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