George Motz is a documentary filmmaker and America's foremost hamburger expert. He has taught a course on hamburgers at NYU and has consulted for many hamburger restaurants. Hamburger America (the film) became required viewing in a food course at Princeton University and was nominated for a James Beard award. George has been featured on the Martha Stewart Show and other national outlets including USA Today, Saveur, and the New York Times for his hamburger expertise. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
"Hamburger America is George Motz at his best. It's not a
surprise that a new edition is mandatory reading for fans of the
book and for a new generation of burger mavens who are new to the
compendium. Where it all intersects is at the corner of Brilliant
Boulevard and America's Favorite Food Street. The hamburger is
America, and Motz is its most passionate and authoritative
voice."--Andrew Zimmern, Host of Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods and
The Zimmern List
"A fine overview of the best practitioners of the burger sciences."--Anthony Bourdain
"A wonderful book. When you travel across the United States, take this guide along with you."
"As a French Chef who took an unexpected approach to the American burger, I'm glad that George has put together this fantastic guide to 100 of the classics."--Daniel Boulud
"For me this is not just a book, it is more of a bible that I will use as my travel guide for many years to come, on my journeys around the globe in search for the best burgers on the planet. Thank you, George, for keeping these important cult-classic burger joints in the limelight-it's a true culture!"--Richard Bergfors, aka "Burgerspotting" and CEO of Scandinavia's Max Premium Burgers
"George Motz is the Indiana Jones of hamburger archeology."--David Page, creator of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
"Hamburger America" should be a staple in anyone's travel bag."--Bobby Flay
"Just looking at this book makes me hungry, and reading George's stories will take you on the ultimate American road trip."--Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor, New York City