Papa's Favorite Wild West Hamburger

Hemingway's Hamburger
See the RecipeHelen Rosner

In 2014 Ernest Hemingway's hamburger recipe resurfaced at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. The maximalist patty, which first appeared in our June/July 2014 issue with Helen Rosner's story "A Writer's Beef," calls for minced carrot and tomato, cheddar cheese, grated apple, capers, India relish, and a brace of spices, all mixed directly into the beef. The result is juicy and vibrant, its many constituent parts melding into a single, intensely savory whole.