I don't mind the lack of research if they don't say things that they really aren't sure of in an "authoritative" manner. This sometimes wrongly disparages the material. I remember Jeff was playing Killzone 3 multiplayer and he makes an annoyed comment that he captured a point after the round was over. In actually, he had captured a respawn point as part of his class that wasn't at all part of the objectives.
GeneralDAS's forum posts
Ughh, just not a good idea. Boiling a burger a certain way may keep it "moist", but the juiciness is going to come the from water, not the meat itself. There is also a high chance the burger will get overcooked, or just fall apart in the water. The reason pan frying, grilling, etc is a time tested method is because you are either preserving flavor, or creating it, by either cooking it in its own juices, or adding smokiness from the grill. And obviously you are utilizing the Maillard reaction in the process (browning). I'm glad to hear they at least sear it off after boiling instead of just serving it right out of of the water. But chances are they don't dry off the meat before searing it, meaning a longer browning time, which also means a dryer burger.
I remember I tried a steamed burger once, since it was a popular specialty at this diner nearby. Dry, overcooked, and no flavor.
But whatever man, do what you please.
Oh, if you want a related pop culture quote, listen to Chef's rant in Apocalypse Now regarding Navy prime rib.