Not to Mention the Ingredients You’d Need for American Cheese

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Better off just going to Corner Bistro. Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev

"A cheeseburger cannot exist outside of a highly developed, post-agrarian society. It requires a complex interaction between a handful of vendors in all likelihood, a couple of dozen and the ability to ship ingredients vast distances while keeping them fresh. The cheeseburger couldnt have existed until nearly a century ago as, indeed, it did not." Growing your own burger ingredients is basically impossible. [Waldo Jaquith]