Monday, December 11, 2023

Recipe for making the cheeseburger from the black comedy horror movie "The Menu"

The movie's on Disney+/Hulu now, and I liked it a lot, although the last third felt too much the copy of Ready or Not (or maybe I've seen Ready or Not too many times).

The set of The Menu was stacked with major players in the food world so the courses (and actors who "prepared" them) would look as legit as possible. Case in point: Michelin-starred chef Dominique Crenn worked with the team to bring the menu to life, and the creator of Netflix's Chef's Table, David Gelb, consulted with the filmmakers to create those impeccable shots of each course. The pro responsible for the burger, in particular, was Savannah, Georgia chef John Benhase, who is a partner at the street-food destination Starland Yard. ...

Chef Benhase told BuzzFeed exactly how to make these mouthwatering burgers, and I'm not ashamed to admit that I've cooked them up multiple times since receiving the recipe. The exact number, however, I would be embarrassed to admit. They really are that good.

Here's how to make 'em just like they did on the set of The Menu.