Dennis Prescott remembers perfectly the best burger he ever had:
My father and I were driving down the I-95, on route to Nashville, Tennessee and stopped for lunch at a local, non-descript diner. The burger was flat-top cooked to perfection; perfect crust, delicious sauce, crisp in-season veggies, all stacked on a buttery brioche bun. So good! The everyday dishes that we oftentimes take for granted can be absolute heaven when cooked properly.
For Dennis—food photographer, longtime F&W contributor and author of the new cookbook Eat Delicious—this story taps into some fundamental truths about burgers. A burger isn’t just about how it tastes, but also the context in which you eat it. “They’re loaded with nostalgia,” says Dennis. “When you’re in need of a pick-me-up, a burger is sure to make you feel better. And when you’re feeling great, a burger will make you feel like a million bucks.”