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Modernist Cuisine's 30-Hour Hamburger in Reality

Is the super complicated burger recipe from Modernist Cuisine a brilliant reinvention of a classic or a severe case of fixing what ain't broke?

The New York Post decided to whip up a batch of the 30-hour burgers from the cookbook, and critic Steve Cuozzo wasn't very impressed: "I’m not persuaded that sous vide is the ideal process for turning out a great hamburger. Thirty hours could better be spent on learning to grill properly." And, in case you're wondering how a burger could take so damn long to make, here's a handy "interactive" guide from the WSJ — interactive in that when you hover it shows you text. How fancy!

· Big Stack Attack! [NYP]
· How Does the 30-Hour Burger Taste? [NYP]
· Making a 21st-Century Hamburger [WSJ]
· All Modernist Cuisine Coverage on Eater [-E-]