Debunking Burger Myths with J. Kenji López-Alt | The Burger Show

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  • Published on:  3/19/2019
  • "Burger Jedi" J. Kenji López-Alt is on a mission to debunk the most prevailing burger myths around. The award-winning author (Food Lab) and Internet Food Legend (Serious Eats) has conducted hundreds of scientific experiments on his influential blog, The Burger Lab. Today we'll learn some eye-opening techniques that will lead to a better, more delicious burger. When should you salt your patty? Do smash burgers actually produce the best crust? Find out in episode 3. Subscribe to First We Feast on YouTube: out more of First We Feast here: 3Episode 3First We Feast videos offer an iconoclastic view into the culinary world, taking you behind-the-scenes with some of the country's best chefs and finding the unexpected places where food and pop culture intersect.


  • First We Feast
    First We Feast  4 months ago+538

    Who has Kenji's Food Lab book? Don't sleep, it's one of the best. Anyone got a favorite recipe?

  • Jasen Effendy
    Jasen Effendy 4 months ago+983

    Still waiting on Kenji actually drops some videos on his channel

  • Mike Rix Wolfe
    Mike Rix Wolfe 4 months ago+385

    Shout out to Babish for name dropping Kenji so often which made this video catch my eye

  • Ed Foster
    Ed Foster 4 months ago+519

    This is the best and most entertaining episode of this show by far.

  • Juice
    Juice 4 months ago+453

    Kenji's a legend. Thanks for the home tips too.

  • Adam Rivera
    Adam Rivera 4 months ago+321

    Alton Brown would be proud of this episode.

  • Bryan Mclovin
    Bryan Mclovin 4 months ago+247

    I love the little extra props/tests he does to make idiots like me understand

  • 100011101011
    100011101011 4 months ago+280

    Sooo many of my go-to recipes are from seriouseats and Kenji. Dude, thanks for the chili!

  • gula-gula getah sabah
    gula-gula getah sabah 4 months ago+120

    Kenji Alt-Lopez for Hot Ones please. This dude taught me how to make the best burger ever

  • tarifonium
    tarifonium 3 months ago+75

    1) He did not have a microscope....and
    2) He DEFINITELY did not look at an onion under it

  • Shane Farrell
    Shane Farrell 4 months ago+320

    This dude is an underground legend, damn!

  • daemn42
    daemn42 4 months ago+99

    Burger for the single guy, who buys 3 large cuts of beef and has their own meat grinder..

  • Mohammad Al Adham
    Mohammad Al Adham 4 months ago+155

    "You want to handle your meat as little as possible"

  • G M
    G M 4 months ago+170

    We need an episode that brings together George Motz and Kenji. George can dish on classic regional burger styles, and Kenji can rock the food science behind them.

  • Sadgirl
    Sadgirl 4 months ago+30

    "I'm more of a bottoming type of guy"
    Oh ;) I see ;)

  • adarsh sirsat
    adarsh sirsat 4 months ago+171

    Shout out to the editors of first we feast!!!!!!
    Y'all keeping it real, making sense of all the insane footage, im sure, they give you.

  • Josh Evans
    Josh Evans 4 months ago+77

    "If the rule you followed brought you to this, of what use was the rule?" -Anton Chigurh, on death (and possibly burgers)

  • Ganondorf Dragmire
    Ganondorf Dragmire 4 months ago+51

    It's over Kenji
    I have the high ground

  • Joseph
    Joseph 4 months ago+12

    The source for all of binging with babish's techniques

  • parker gordon
    parker gordon 4 months ago+17

    "I'm more of a bottomings kinda guy"