The Okker

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© John Linton
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UploadedOctober 1, 2010
TakenSeptember 29, 2008
Exposure1/60 sec at f/5.6
FlashRed Eye, Auto-Mode
Focal Length42 mm
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The hamburger has become a defining icon of our “fast food nation” culture exported throughout the world. It was first made, as the story goes, at Louis’ Lunch in New Haven, CT as a way to use the beef scraps in a sandwich form for the local factory workers in 1895. (Louis’ Lunch is still open for business.)

I have yet to visit a country where I couldn’t find a hamburger and many of them have put their own twist on this American standard. The best hamburger I’ve ever had was at the Burger Edge in Cowes, a town located on the northern coast of Phillip Island in Victoria, Australia. It was called The Okker and consisted of prime beef, short rindless bacon, free range egg, pineapple, tasty cheese, beetroot, salad, tomato sauce & aioli. I took this pic of my Okker just before I devoured it.

Canon EOS 350D camera with a Sigma AF 18-200mm DC OS Zoom lens

28 September 2008

Thanks to peggy gardner for the spotlight.

37 responses

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (1 Oct 2010):

    It looks as if it is talking you into eating it!

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (1 Oct 2010):

    amazing I got in one shot before you in this theme. you have to get up early to get ahead of you ! this is fabulous. when we all come to have a jpgmag meetup in CT, we will all meet at Louis'.

  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker (Deleted) gave props (1 Oct 2010):

    Sweet! I love that the Aussies always (mostly?) put beetroot in their sandwiches.

  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker (Deleted) gave props (1 Oct 2010):

    Oh, and count me in for the Connecticut meet-up. ;-)

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (1 Oct 2010): I'm hungry! Yummy image!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (1 Oct 2010):

    WOW! Looks great (except for the beef, bacon, and beetroot).

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (1 Oct 2010):

    The "smiley face" has come a long way! (The things we do for JPG . . . LOL)

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (1 Oct 2010):

    Sounds like a delicious heart attack!

  • Kevin House

    Kevin House said (1 Oct 2010):

    Beef gives strength!

  • Doglvr

    Doglvr gave props (1 Oct 2010):

    Drool, drool......

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (1 Oct 2010):

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! I'll have one for dinner, please :~)

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (1 Oct 2010):

    Does that ever look good!! Several of the toppings are really good for you. I'd love to have one, but as luck would have it we just began a low calorie, low cholesterol diet. HOWEVER, there is always a little exception made to every healthy diet /exercise regimen. This just may be the perfect time only!!! Fantastic choice, John!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (1 Oct 2010):

    This burger gyrates.....

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (1 Oct 2010):

    Meat yeah Meat!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (1 Oct 2010):

    A little messed up,,but delicious? Love the entry

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (1 Oct 2010):

    Great entry John! I have always thought that hamburgers tasted like meatloaf which I can not stand. This one does not sound like meatloaf at all.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (1 Oct 2010):

    Yummy, yummy, yummy I got love in my tummy!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight said (1 Oct 2010):

    Okay, I've waited all day for someone else to ask. No one has. So, I have to ask: "Were you okked?" (Sounds like the punchline from one of our early jokes, ca. 1959, doesn't it?)

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (1 Oct 2010):

    I wonder if they make that same sandwich with chicken instead of hamburger...That would probably taste good too...but then it wouldn't be fast food:) Great entry and I like that you wrote a narrative to go along with it.

  • jen bellefleur

    jen bellefleur gave props (1 Oct 2010):

    kay i wouldn't eat it but i LOVE your pic and tale!!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (1 Oct 2010):

    My first stop: Victoria!

  • Mark Gilliland

    Mark Gilliland gave props (2 Oct 2010):

    Nice!! Now I'm hungry...

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (2 Oct 2010):

    perfect entry for this theme. Excellent

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (2 Oct 2010):

    OH...ummm...I'll have one...!

  • Michele Randell

    Michele Randell gave props (2 Oct 2010):

    Us Aussies know how to do burger John :) Great for the theme!

  • Doglvr

    Doglvr gave props (3 Oct 2010):


  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (3 Oct 2010):

    yum, yum

  • Nabeel Alam

    Nabeel Alam gave props (3 Oct 2010):


  • Penny Nannini

    Penny Nannini   gave props (4 Oct 2010):

    sounds fabulous...even to a veg head like me!

  • Gail Parker

    Gail Parker gave props (4 Oct 2010):

    bloody marvellous, buuuuurp!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (8 Oct 2010):

    Great entry... What is so sad is that I love these arteries cloggers... lol

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (9 Oct 2010):

    Looks so......good. Great entry, John.

  • Kaki J. Luitjens

    Kaki J. Luitjens said (20 Oct 2010):

    This could almost make me jump the vegetarian ship!! Awesome entry!

  • Mark Andrews

    Mark Andrews (Deleted) gave props (1 Dec 2010):

    gr8 shot... hamburgeriffic as you would say!!!

  • Joe Schaf

    Joe Schaf   gave props (18 Jan 2011):

    Awesomeness! I'd like one to go please :)

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