Weber's New Cookbook Devoted to America's Favorite Food to Grill -- The Hamburger

Apr 03, 2014, 10:00 ET from Weber-Stephen Products LLC

PALATINE, Ill., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Weber-Stephen Products LLC, the company that ignited the backyard grilling revolution more than 60 years ago, announces the release of their first cookbook dedicated to fueling America's passion for the great American burger—Weber's Big Book of Burgers™ (Oxmoor House; April 1, 2014; $21.95; Flexibind—also available as an eBook).

Written by James Beard Award Nominee and New York Times best-selling cookbook author Jamie Purviance, Weber's Big Book of Burgers features 160 recipes covering all the backyard fare people love, including burgers, hot dogs, brats, sausages, sides, and drinks.

"This book pushes burger boundaries," says Purviance, the author of more than a dozen cookbooks for Weber. "After all, a burger is not so much a rigid recipe as it is an idea ready for improvisation. We've loaded readers with fresh, new ideas and created a book that encompasses everything associated with burgers, including fun twists on hot dogs, side dishes, and cocktails. When we say this book is 'BIG,' we mean it covers a huge topic with some surprising approaches."

Highlights include:

  • Burger recipes range from Bacon and Egg Beef Burgers with Cheddar to upscale Double-Truffled Cheeseburgers with Cornichons. In addition to ground beef, Purviance explores creative takes on burgers using bison, pork, chicken, turkey, lamb, seafood, lentils, quinoa, and many more ingredients that offer grillers the must-have source book for all things burgers.
  • The book also explores famous regional burger favorites in its America the Burgerful section, including Santa Fe, where the green chili cheeseburger rules, to Columbia, South Carolina's own pimento cheeseburger. Throughout history, innovative Americans have experimented with an original and made it their own. 
  • Fun sidebars—such as In Praise of Ketchup and The Glory of Mustard look into the genesis of two of the burgers best friends. Who knew mustard has medicinal qualities and was used by the Greeks to treat scorpion bites?

Weber's Big Book of Burgers also features a wide selection of hot dog, sausage, and brat recipes. An in-depth Sausage and Hot Dog Geography section salutes regional favorites like Classic Chicago-Style Hot Dogs topped with pickled "sport" peppers and neon green relish, and New York Hot Dogs with Sweet Red Onions. In addition, Weber reveals a snapshot of Sheboygan:  Home of the Brat, and digs in to the New England­–Style Hot Dog Bun—a sturdy top-loader that provides a stable seat for everything from hot dogs to lobster salad.

Rounding out the recipes for a classic burger-themed cookout, Purviance includes a range of sides and seasonings, including Steak Fries with Rosemary Lemon Aioli, and Jicama Apple Slaw. The book also features 10 delicious drink recipes, including a fresh and tangy Ginger-Lime Margarita. Each recipe comes with a color photo from James Beard Award-winning photographer Tim Turner.

Weber's Big Book of Burgers will be available April 1, 2014 (MSRP: $21.95) wherever books and eBooks are sold, including DIY retailers, hardware stores, mass merchants, patio stores, supermarkets and online. For more information, visit

About Weber: Weber-Stephen Products LLC, headquartered in Palatine, Ill., is the world's premier manufacturer of charcoal, gas and electric grills, grilling accessories and award-winning cookbooks and mobile applications. In 1952, founder George Stephen sparked a backyard revolution with his invention of the Weber® kettle. More than 60 years later, the privately-held company's products are sold worldwide at select national home centers, specialty hardware stores, patio stores and other retail outlets. Weber has the strongest customer support program in the industry with its Weber Grill-LineSM (1-800-GRILL-OUT®).  Weber can also be followed on Facebook ( and Twitter ( Visit for more information.

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