Acclaimed chef and burger expert Daniel Wilson’s The Burger Lab is an extensive new book that chronicles the long and storied history of the hamburger. From its humble beginnings to its colonization of the world, this is one iconic dish worth a deep-dive. Packed with archival photos, essential recipes and accounts from some of the biggest players in the burger game today, The Burger Lab is a thorough education in what it truly means to be a patty on a bun. Start with the basics — how to eat a burger — in this handy illustrated chart.

Reproduced with permission from The Burger Lab