Uwe Kehlenbeck is the R&D Manager of Lantmännen Unibake USA and works at our St. Petersburg bakery in sunny Florida. Here are his thoughts on the gourmet burger trend and what makes a True Burger.
Gourmet burgers on trend
Burgers are as popular as ever and in the last few years the hamburger burger has evolved into a more upscale food. There are many Burger Restaurants popping up in my area here in St. Petersburg, Florida. My personal favorite is "Square 1 Burgers & Bar" which has some interesting menu items such as the Firebird with fried jalapeños and pepper jack cheese. When it comes to flavor trends, healthy ingredients are popular as well as spicy food and Hispanic flavors.
Combination is key
A gourmet burger requires high quality ingredients - but it is also essential to have the right combination of ingredients. The bun should be chosen so that it matches the type of Burger being made. If you are making a Mexican style gourmet burger with Avocado, our new # 74792 Jalapeno Cheddar Bun is a perfect choice. The spicy bun goes well together with the creamy Avocado and it adds a sting to your burger. For those who want to respond to the health trend, our new #74799 Wheat Brioche Bun is a perfect fit for grilled turkey burgers.
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