Jasper James McGreavy
The Perfect Burger
For me, summer will always be about my uncle's burgers, none more so than the one he gave me on my 12th birthday. He had this secret recipe he refused to share with anyone and only brought out once a year for the 4th of July weekend. He always threw a huge BBQ at his house and the whole family would come together, traveling from up and down the country. Even distant relatives came all the way from overseas; people I would have never known I was related to. Seeing each other was nice but really, we were all there for the food, and his burgers more than anything. He always made a huge batch, enough to feed the whole family, but still, people would fight over them trying to get just one more. He always made sure I got one though and this year, on my 12th birthday, my uncle made a special one just for me.