Adam Savage Cooks the Impossible Burger with Traci Des Jardins!

  • Published on May 8, 2017
  • Adam Savage visits chef Traci Des Jardins at her restaurant Jardinière to learn how the Impossible Burger is cooked. Traci walks us through the making of this veggie burger that looks, tastes, and feels like real meat, discussing the culinary science of how it cooks on the grill. Plus, a taste test!
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Comments • 3 655

  • Erich Breckoff
    Erich Breckoff 14 hours ago

    Hamburgers would be tasty if not for that dammed soft spoongy breat they use.
    Real bread is not THAT expensive folks...

  • Sophia Bogard
    Sophia Bogard Day ago

    Making burgers taste like meat is not about pleasing vegans or vegetarians. It is about appeasing meat eaters and having a less planet invasive option to have a burger while not eating actual meat. I would only stop eating meat if the vegan meat tasted like it and the price was comparable. Not for moral reasons.

  • Nunyo Bidness
    Nunyo Bidness 2 days ago

    How come I never see a “double” Impossible Burger? They’re all singles. There are many who like the doubles. Are they not very good as a double?

  • suf sanin
    suf sanin 3 days ago +1

    I was expecting to know the process of making the vegi meat.

  • Pamela Magdanz
    Pamela Magdanz 4 days ago

    I love the impossible burger! Your restaurant looks like the cheers sitcom set 😃 love ❤

  • Spencer LeBrun
    Spencer LeBrun 13 days ago

    I need a girl that looks at me like how she looks at Adam.

  • blunt3068
    blunt3068 16 days ago

    If the burger isn't meat I wont eat.

  • Gustave Frankfurter
    Gustave Frankfurter 24 days ago

    That dude keeps touching the food after he scratched his ass! I wouldn't eat there!

  • Rahil Sethi
    Rahil Sethi Month ago

    Is she cooking with lard or coconut oil?

  • Spartan Blueberry
    Spartan Blueberry Month ago

    I'm eating my 200$ REAL burger right now, as I'm watching, just because I can !

  • Queen Keda
    Queen Keda Month ago

    I ate some at white castle and it was nasty. Maybe because it tasted so real. I haven't had beef in 20 years.

  • jim liu
    jim liu Month ago

    Instead of all the resources going to invent/generate this pseudo meat! Why don’t people just eat less ~1/3 meat and ~1/3 more non meat food?

  • Schizonymous
    Schizonymous Month ago

    How about all the resources used in CROP Production? LAND USE?! Do you know WHY we don't have FREE RANGE CATTLE?! Because the whole god damned country is CROP FIELDS...

  • rmooneyh
    rmooneyh Month ago

    My question is basic. I'm 62 and the world has changed around me. I'm ok eating a veggie burger. But when I go to the store to buy them. They cost me financially. When we live on a strick budget, how can I afford to eat this way?

  • Ed Evans
    Ed Evans Month ago

    I find this very disturbing. We are talking Vegetarian here correct? So why are we making this product look like meat? Many of my Veggie desciples dislike the smell and appearence of meat. Surly these could be made much more earthy??

  • 我是一个巨魔
    我是一个巨魔 Month ago

    fuck you i wanna taste this too

  • bittewarten
    bittewarten Month ago

    I would actually really like to eat this but we can’t get it here in Europe.
    I’m a meat eater but I’m interested in this!

  • Random Guy That Comments on Youtube videos

    Wether you're a vegan or non vegan (im not gonna say carnivore), we can all agree that this looks good.

  • Random Guy That Comments on Youtube videos

    Vegans attack us on our meat videos.
    We attack them on these videos.
    Endless war.
    Its only so far in the future that we start fightin

  • Random Guy That Comments on Youtube videos

    3:01 Tracy, the burger was meant to be vegan... i get it its just for you and adam but by putting butter on that bun, it became non vegan.

    TRIPLESEVENSIX 2 months ago

    Adam is well known for being a big meat head! He's said it himself. They look alright. Bit of English mustard, does yer!

  • Justin Janecka
    Justin Janecka 2 months ago

    This is disgusting

  • Insert Redletter Media Meme Here

    They've had this in Pittsburgh for about two years at BRGR and Burgatory and it is bomb and tastes not quite as good as beef but almost just as good and is way healthier and doesn't create cow farts that fuck up the climate.

  • Insert Redletter Media Meme Here

    Why hasnt Gordon Ramsay been on this show yet?

  • naiasonod
    naiasonod 2 months ago

    I'm gonna try these one day. If I like them, I'll eat them. If I don't, I won't.
    I really don't care what vegans think either way.

  • Geoffrey Smith
    Geoffrey Smith 2 months ago

    Is it supposed to be crunchy

  • Fat Angry Vegan
    Fat Angry Vegan 2 months ago

    Can you cook it from frozen?

  • Kelly KitKat
    Kelly KitKat 2 months ago

    But the West is not India. So rather than see cows walking down Main Street undisturbed, I think you will end up seeing more leather furniture.

  • Matthew McKuhen
    Matthew McKuhen 2 months ago

    That dog has bad breath for the same reason anorexics do.

  • octagonproplex
    octagonproplex 2 months ago

    You know what else dogs like to eat? -- Umm... Literally anything.

  • octagonproplex
    octagonproplex 2 months ago

    But why don't they just call it "Impossiburger"?

  • hurryupimdreaming
    hurryupimdreaming 2 months ago

    ok but what are the nutritional facts ?

  • nkotb 82
    nkotb 82 2 months ago

    He sets the burger top side facing down after he takes each bite. I'm sure there's a formula for bun - possibly meat / condiment moisture output ratio to facilitate this method.

  • Dj Telespook
    Dj Telespook 2 months ago

    This is fascinating. Im assuming you can eat it raw if your a weirdo.

  • Luke van Oene
    Luke van Oene 2 months ago

    I love all your content with Traci! Would love to see more with her or anything more about cooking, more specifically home-cooking like the omelet video. Loving everything you guys are putting out!

  • Jake Masters
    Jake Masters 2 months ago

    Does she use butter on the griddle? Surely not with vegan everything else..?

  • Marthin Sühl
    Marthin Sühl 2 months ago

    Is there a possibility that the impossible burger can find it’s way to Scandinavia more exactly Sweden? 🇸🇪

  • Darin Preston
    Darin Preston 2 months ago

    I was able to try an impossible burger 6 months ago and I thought it was okay. It needed to be dressed up, but was fine after that. It may have changed since I had it, but my opinion at the time was that it would make a great substitute for taco meat or other recipes that uses ground beef mixed with significant seasoning. Burgers are passible, but the star won't be the meat as it lacks some of that fatty/juicy mouthfeel. It is JUICY, but it is not vicious like fat and so lacks the same mouth feel.
    I look forward to trying it again as things progress. I will be fine with using this product as long as the price is comparable (or even slightly more) than beef.
    The one thing I've not heard reviews discuss in detail are the heath benefits over beef. I would assume that this soy product is easier on the heart and colon, but a breakdown of details would be appreciated.

  • pappy hayes
    pappy hayes 3 months ago +1

    I'm a second hand vegan, I eat meat that that eats veggies. Best kind of vegan otherwise would turn into 1 of those soy boy girly men.

  • Dougie Bain
    Dougie Bain 3 months ago

    As ever, no thought of the fate of cows, how PC

  • MochaTater
    MochaTater 3 months ago

    DX I really want to try one of these mostly out of curiosity. I love meat and if you could find me affordable food that tasted like meat (or even something that tasted just as good or better) sign me up to vegan town lol. I agree with veganism but I don't know if I could do it due to cost and taste. I know there are a lot of good vegan foods out there but most are ridiculously expensive... Like if I want to order vegan pattys for vegan burgers I'm looking at 4 bucks a patty... I can't afford that

    • Basil Glew-Galloway
      Basil Glew-Galloway 3 months ago

      I love meat. I've had 2 of these now, one cooked badly at a festival that I wasn't that fond of and one cooked very well at a good restaurant that was really excellent. They are NOT affordable as of right now, but as production ramps up I suspect these will end up cheaper than beef. And they can really be excellent if cooked properly. And deceptively burger-like.

  • Lill Painter
    Lill Painter 3 months ago

    dogs cant eat vegetarian.

  • ML Boone
    ML Boone 3 months ago

    Soy is not good for men

    THROWED CLIQUE 3 months ago

    cooking your dog vegetarian should be animal abuse

  • Robert Urquhart Jr
    Robert Urquhart Jr 3 months ago

    her first bite...all bread. she played it off good though. even wiped her mouth after.

  • Moshugaani
    Moshugaani 3 months ago

    I'm pretty excited for this. I wouldn't mind giving up meat if I didn't have to forsake a whole world of tastes with it.

  • T Galaxy
    T Galaxy 3 months ago

    Shwangamanga baby looks soo good. Now we just need fast food chains to carry these.....

  • Take 1 Take 2
    Take 1 Take 2 3 months ago

    Vegan theme but just chuck butter all over it. Hows that for a buttery vegan burger sir?

  • Mr. Smiley
    Mr. Smiley 3 months ago

    Im curious if you would get sick in the same way from eating a raw patty as eating a raw beef patty

  • Jared Emmett
    Jared Emmett 3 months ago

    Soooooooo….. this video is super accurately titled, you don't see how it's made, aren't told what it's made of, all you see is them frying it. Thank you Tested, I come for science and knowledge and leave with the stench of Californian smugness in my nose.

  • Maksim Gayduchik
    Maksim Gayduchik 3 months ago

    Plants have feelings too. Plant life matters.

  • MrPouHan
    MrPouHan 3 months ago

    So much for any kind of "bon appetite" - just dig in. What a gentleman.

  • spoojje
    spoojje 3 months ago

    People really don't know the possibilities with Sietan do they...

  • tor_selden
    tor_selden 3 months ago

    Note to self for next life: Make chef friend, not chef enemy.

  • Barry Maskell
    Barry Maskell 3 months ago

    Its not a hamburger as it doesn't have any ham (pork) its just a vegiburger

    HOWARD CHANG 3 months ago

    idk why but i hate this woman

  • Kole Tokar
    Kole Tokar 3 months ago

    Jeremy Clarksons review was all that I needed on this burger.

  • Galaxy Bomb
    Galaxy Bomb 3 months ago

    Can it be cooked to welldone? All the videos I seen seems like the middle is always red

  • airbus214airplane
    airbus214airplane 3 months ago

    I'm not vegan at all but that looks delicious!

  • DJ Cichlid
    DJ Cichlid 3 months ago +1

    He sucked his fingers and hes still touching the food! Ughhh

  • Alchemist
    Alchemist 3 months ago

    Is it still vegan tho since the buns were toasted in butter?

  • Chris Piedade
    Chris Piedade 3 months ago

    Plant-based burger with vegan bun: $15. Buns grilled with clarified butter: priceless.

  • ASG Rides
    ASG Rides 3 months ago

    Wait untill you see what happens after you eat it, your body grows huge tumors

  • Jesmond Mifsud
    Jesmond Mifsud 3 months ago

    I'm not vegan but I find it silly how many carnivores scoff at meat alternatives such as this. Meat is unhealthy (cholesterol, antibiotics, carcinogens etc). It also wreaks havoc on the environment. Also the meat industry is unsustainable, so eventually, most people will end up eating meat alternatives such as the impossible burger, whether they like it or not.
    If this faux meat tastes just like the real thing, without all the bad stuff, that's pretty amazing. I'd eat it over a regular burger any day.

    • Cory90
      Cory90 3 months ago

      no meat is healthy, keep your bs believes to yourself.

  • Johny40Se7en
    Johny40Se7en 3 months ago

    I can't wait to try one of those, Americans are such lucky buggers for having that juicy thing 😋
    Cool video Adam 👍😎

  • David C
    David C 3 months ago

    lol I can't wait to get these in the UK just so I can put them in the top of the fridge above the salad so I can fuck with the EHO when they come round to check :-P

  • rgerber
    rgerber 4 months ago

    did not see mr. Savage do any cooking

  • Bleach Martini
    Bleach Martini 4 months ago

    honestly I prefer vegan beef to real beef if I'm gonna have it every day, but nothing is going to replace the chicken nuggies in my heart.... and arteries

  • InsertFlashyName
    InsertFlashyName 4 months ago

    @9:03 *HOLD UP* you fucking vegans can do your own shit but *DOGS ARE CARNIVORES. THAT'S HOW THEY FUNCTION.* Fuck that asshole making their dog eat vegetarian, even Traci reacted negatively to that

  • Me and E-man
    Me and E-man 4 months ago

    I want burgers now.

  • Matthew Dawood Khaghani

    Is he a significant share holder?

  • GR28
    GR28 4 months ago

    Never understood vegans trying to trick themselves into thinking they're eating meat. If you're vegan, eat vegetables. You don't see me forming ground beef into the shape of broccoli or scientists trying to get bacon to taste like quinoa.

  • Robin McDonald
    Robin McDonald 4 months ago

    Seriously Adam, I've lost some respect for you on this one. The Impossible Burger does not taste yummy. Maybe if someone is a long time vegetarian and they haven't tasted meat in years that's going to taste like meat to them. I had it last week and what a major disappointment the Impossible Burger was. Its not juicy or beefy, it has the bind or viscosity of vegetables in stuck together. Its not chewy in any way. My first take on it was to compare it to a beef hotdog versus a chicken pork substitute weiner. There is a vast difference in flavor between a chicken/pork dog weiner and an all beef hot dog. The beef dog is infinitely better the weiner is clearly inferior. That gap between beef versus chicken is the same gap as impossible burger is to a weiner. The impossible burger is as inferior to a chicken pork weiner as a weiner is to a beef dog.
    So if a Beef Dog is a ten, a Chicken Weiner is a 6.5 an impossible burger rates a 3.0 for flavor and texture. Plus its a ten dollar burger. So you pay a premium price for a totally unsatisfactory experience.
    This is what you get for doing a taste test with a friend who has to sell impossible burgers after you leave. the most generous review possible. If he's a vegetarian I'll forgive him but this is definitely an uncanny valley product. I agree with the person who compared this to an Adam Savage infomercial.

  • Kayte Anderson
    Kayte Anderson 4 months ago

    It's not vegan, it's plant based. Unfortunately it is tested on animals. I bought 10 lol

  • SkyeRa89
    SkyeRa89 4 months ago

    I hate vegan food.

  • S K
    S K 4 months ago

    Goes to the trouble of using vegan hamburger buns and vegan mayonnaise but uses butter to grease the griddle before toasting. Whoops.

  • john091077
    john091077 4 months ago

    It makes me think of Soylent Green, but I'll keep an open mind and try it when I can.

  • Jeremy Cline
    Jeremy Cline 4 months ago

    She's using butter on the buns?

  • Pat Fitzgerald
    Pat Fitzgerald 4 months ago +1

    I guess Adam’s doing infomercials now to get a piece of the pie. Usually he’s just busy plugging product names during his builds so he can get free products.

  • george torres
    george torres 4 months ago

    I love meat but I’m really interested in trying one of these.

  • Linen Gray
    Linen Gray 4 months ago

    Just because you can doesn't mean you should. Wheat protein, soy protein, potato protein, protein gel, flaked coconut oil, yam gum gel, xanthan gum, konjac root gum, soy leghemoglobin (genetically modified), "flavor" broth, vitamins, amino acids, sugars -- YUM! Thank you for bleeding vegan burgers.

  • Red Baran
    Red Baran 4 months ago

    I can't wait!!

  • YoYoMA _
    YoYoMA _ 4 months ago

    You could do a hearty meat loaf thats plant based. With some plant based brown gravy. This is you're new challenge!! Looks amazing good to me!!

  • Alex Chesser
    Alex Chesser 4 months ago

    I eat a lot of beef - but if this was generally available I honestly wouldn't have another cow ever again. I mean if it's as good as everyone is saying.

  • mega17
    mega17 4 months ago +2

    12:10 is why I like the idea of Impossible Burger. It's not about making ALL OF HUMANITY give up meat. Just taking a non-zero % of the meat market would have wondrous benefits to society that are irrelevant to vegetarianism.

  • Eric Barnett
    Eric Barnett 4 months ago

    Dogs aren't vegetarians, no matter what their insipidly stupid owners would like to think.

  • Glenn Brockett
    Glenn Brockett 4 months ago

    If it could be done without soy. I would give it a try. (I cannot digest soy. It is painful if I eat it.)

  • Paul Schmdit
    Paul Schmdit 4 months ago

    Give me meat, glorious, grilled beef!! That will never make a fillet out of plants, which by the way feel pain!!! Now what do you eat? Also the vegan diet is very unhealthy.
    I’ll take real beef, chicken over some faux beef product any day!!!
    I love you Adam, but, I’m not sold, and it’s not low cal.

  • Sebastian Szumilas
    Sebastian Szumilas 4 months ago

    Vegan Food = Let´s put shit into our Food to let it "work" ? It´s a secret Recipe. idk

  • Jose Velazquez
    Jose Velazquez 4 months ago

    Great sandwich, not a burger tho

  • Mark Richardson
    Mark Richardson 4 months ago

    love the idea but im confused as to why you like the sloppyness, the drippy, the mess ? thats my biggest hate of a burger, that it cant just be goooood, self contained tasty goodness

  • Rebecca Ramsdell
    Rebecca Ramsdell 4 months ago

    Another "knocked down effect" would be less tortured and killed beautiful, sweet and innocent cows!

  • Ethan Chan
    Ethan Chan 5 months ago

    As an older man I am always looking to find veggie additions to my diet for health reasons that don't have the taste or feel of cardboard. I would really like to know how viable this type of veggie burger would be for people that can't afford to eat at that type of fine dining establishment.

  • Matteo Pascolini
    Matteo Pascolini 5 months ago

    I would love to challenge Adam to a test, have a half veggie and half meat burger (each cut in half) and see if someone could spot the difference...

  • Keeping Up
    Keeping Up 5 months ago

    That ain't no New York Steak, T-bone, Filet Mignon, or Prime Rib. Don't kid yourself that it's going to replace beef.

  • Dheorl
    Dheorl 5 months ago

    Although I'm sure she's a grand chef, and I'm planning on visiting her restaurant whilst I'm in SF to give this a try, I feel if she honestly believes veggie burgers don't change upon cooking and it's just "heating up a blob" she needs an education into how wonderful veggie burgers can be. It's not all just synthesized blocks of protein. Get some actual fresh vegetables and make them into a burger and you'll have just as much lovely browning and caramelisation going on.

  • SimpleAs Liam
    SimpleAs Liam 5 months ago

    They look fake, like literally plastic toy burgers .... and they look chewy as hell

  • Vizz3x
    Vizz3x 5 months ago

    i'm waiting for seafood burger alternative, now they have this disgusting wanabe fish one.

  • Buck McAntlerson
    Buck McAntlerson 5 months ago

    "A friend of mine makes her dog's food and she makes it vegetarian."
    Jesus, California. SMH

  • Mike Fani
    Mike Fani 5 months ago

    Great 👍🏻 fantastic fabulous burger 🍔 I ❤️ it