Burger Parties: Recipes from Sutter Home Winery's Build a Better Burger Contest

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Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale, Jul 11, 2012 - Cooking - 176 pages
Each year, thousands of cooks from coast to coast compete in Sutter Home Winery’s Build a Better BurgerŽ Recipe Contest. Ten of these creative home chefs are flown to Napa Valley each September to participate in the BBB Cook-Off, frequently shown on Food Network Challenge. Burger Parties marks the event’s 20th anniversary with contest-winning burgers loaded with flavor-enhancing extras and party-ready menus bound to be a hit at any backyard bash. 

Whether you’re in the mood for a Southwest fiesta, New Orleans jazz brunch, tropical patio get-together, or complete festa Italiana, this collection of all-inclusive, themed menus for burger-centric entertaining will delight your palate and your guests. 

Packed with more than 60 full-color photographs, James McNair and Jeffrey Starr showcase the new frontier in burgers with inventive recipes for
Ocean State Swordfish Burgers
Smoky-Sweet Bacon Burgers
Pineapple Upside-Down Jerk Burgers
Bouillabaisse Sliders
Sweet-Hot Thai Burgers
Little Italy Sausage Burgers
Home on the Range Buffalo Burgers
and loads more.          

Burger Parties features sixteen crowd-pleasing menus with recipes for prize-winning burgers, appetizers, sides, and desserts, plus wine and beverage pairings that are sure to inspire backyard grillers and frequent entertainers with new ways to spice up your gatherings.

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James McNair is the author of over 40 cookbooks and recipient of the International Association of Culinary Professionals Award of Excellence. He is the honorary chairman and head judge of Sutter Home Winery’s Build a Better BurgerŽ Recipe Contest.
Jeffrey Starr serves as the culinary director and executive chef for Trinchero Family Estates, where he entertains and educates industry professionals in food and wine. He is the culinary director for Sutter Home Winery’s Build a Better BurgerŽ Recipe Contest.

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