Gleeson Burger

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Luigi’s Seasoning

For my dish from Gleeson Library I chose to dive into the BURGER section which had fewer books than expected. There was about three or four options, all which weren’t too great, so I made my decision by smelling the books paper and whalahhhhh!!!! Here’s the winner:
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After that I chose to go with the Cheddar Burger! And so did the roomies who I was going to be cooking for during the NBA Finals haha. Like wild dogs they surrounded me and were telling me what garnishes to use and what’s best for a simple, but still flavorful burger. So after some hard thinking I decided to go with my gut feeling and went with the books ingredients then added some Caligrown to it.
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No, I did not throw the Lakers Key in for flavor, but I did leave it on the table to show all the Laker haters we still got our team’s back even though Oklahoma City did us dirty. Anyways, I added some Luigi’s seasoning also 

East LA Special

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Cultural Heritage&Love Heritage

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Un plato de paella

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Papa, Food was Love and Life

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