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Whether you're a vegetarian or a meat-lover - flip out at your summer feast with these tasty burgers from Donal Skehan

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Smashburger with shoestring chips. Photo: Donal Skehan

Smashburger with shoestring chips. Photo: Donal Skehan

Lamb Burger. Photo: Sarah-Kim Watchorn

Lamb Burger. Photo: Sarah-Kim Watchorn

Beetroot Buger. Photo: Sarah Watchorn

Beetroot Buger. Photo: Sarah Watchorn

Pesto

Pesto

Negroni

Negroni

The Skehan family

The Skehan family

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Smashburger with shoestring chips. Photo: Donal Skehan

Living in Los Angeles the past five years, we ate a lot of food. I have the expanding waistline to prove it. Every week we were focused on eating our way through the city's expansive food scene.

Getting home to Dublin has been a welcome respite from the almost addictive eating that was going on. Sure, we cooked at home lots, but I was constantly itching to try the next new spot, whether it was a taco stand shaving meat off a spit with sweet pineapple or a café that specialised in the finicky-to-make French canelé.

Burgers were not something I've ever majorly craved, but the years in the US have certainly changed that. I was sent to pick up thin patties smashed on a grill with cheese and sandwiched in pillowy buns with a pickle and ketchup from the burger joint close to our house on more occasions than I'd like to share while Sofie was pregnant.