How To Make Secret Sauce For Your Burger

Three easy steps to burger sauce nirvana
Jan 23, 2013 2:03 pm

We all know what secret sauce is. It goes by a lot of different names, but seemingly every decent burger joint has some form of it. In-n-Out has spread. McDonald's has the oh-so-clever Special Sauce. Shake Shack has Shack Sauce. What's it called? I call it secret sauce, but you can call it whatever you want — point being, every burger lover should learn how to make it.

Condiment Alert: Here's Why India Has The Best Ketchup

First off, just look at the guy in this photo
Dec 17, 2012 12:31 pm

I remember dipping fries into ketchup in India as a kid and thinking "what the hell is this stuff?" It was definitely ketchup — thick, sweet and dark — but it was sharper and more spiced than its glossy, pale red American counterpart. Comprehending as an American child that another country's ketchup could possibly be better on more things really did a number on my juvenile patriotism. And it really didn't help the early onset urge to photograph and document what I ate.

Watch Ranch Dressing And Ketchup Duke It Out

Hidden Valley's condiment battle makes its point
Jun 15, 2012 10:01 am

Hidden Valley's recent campaign to win America's favor as the best condiment around reinforces one indisputable fact: there is nothing like watching two dudes in foam costumes beat on each other.

Easy Meatloaf Recipe

A recipe for meatloaf to best all others
Apr 11, 2012 1:01 pm
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Photo: Mark Shaw

Treat this formula as a blank canvas. Everyone has their favorite meatloaf add-in — some can't do without chopped carrots, others require parsley or other such vegetation. We recommend mixing in a caramelized onion or two before baking, because nothing loves ground beef like sweet, sticky onions.

Old Bay Fries Recipe

And with spiked ketchup, what's not to love?
Mar 28, 2012 1:01 pm
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Photo: Landmarc Restaurants

You've been dying to break out the Fry Daddy, haven't you? If you're going to fire it up — and you should — make it worth your while by frying a couple of other things in addition to potatoes. 

7 Things You Didn't Know About Ketchup

Tomatoes don't own ketchup. You do.
Jan 4, 2012 12:31 pm
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There's nothing like opening the fridge and seeing a bottle of ketchup at least half-full. Your fries shall be dipped. Your burger will be okay. Your eggs are safe. But if you've been to a trendy establishment serving up any posh "housemade" variation on ketchup, you may eventually look at your squeezy bottle as half-empty. We raise our hats to you, food snob.

Currywurst: Not The Worst

Cut-up hot dogs with ketchup is back in action
Dec 13, 2011 12:31 pm

I'd seen currywurst stands in every city I visited. Every airport, too. I know curry, and I (now) know wurst, so surely the combination of the two would be something worth eating. It's not that I was wrong. It's that I wasn't exactly right.

Meatloaf Sandwich Love

Treat your meatloaf right, reap sandwich benefits.
Dec 5, 2011 12:23 pm
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I thought I wanted a burger today, but I was wrong. It's a rookie mistake, and I'm glad I caught myself in time. I'm sure you've done the same: mistakenly eaten a burger for lunch when what you really wanted was a meatloaf sandwich. No, they are not the same thing. A burger is a burger and a meatloaf sandwich is a sandwich.


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