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Give Burgers a Perfect Sear With Ina Garten's Unconventional Method

The revered cook promises a well-crusted, juicy patty in her new cookbook. 

Super crusty, juicy burgers, thanks to Garten’s clever hack.

Super crusty, juicy burgers, thanks to Garten’s clever hack.

Photographer: Quentin Bacon

Editor’s Note: As more people are working from home, Bloomberg Pursuits is running a weekly Lunch Break column that highlights a notable recipe from a favorite cookbook and the hack that makes it genius. 

Who would argue against Ina Garten as the most trusted name in the food world these days? She’s the oracle of East Hampton, N.Y.—the culinary world’s Warren Buffett.