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Press Release: Burger Parties

March 5th, 2010

Publicity Contact: Kristin Casemore, kristin.casemore@tenspeed.com, 510-559-1600 x3088

Burger Parties

Featuring Winning Recipes from Sutter Home Winery’s Build a Better Burger® Contest

James McNair and Jeffrey Starr

It’s no wonder that burgers are America’s favorite food. When all the components are perfect—a patty that’s charred on the outside and moist and tender on the inside, a high-quality bun that’s toasty warm, spreads that are packed with flavor, toppings that are crisp and cool and balance the burger with sweet and acidic flavors—there’s nothing better!

Burger Parties showcases some of the best—and most unique—burgers ever created. Each recipe is a prizewinner or an outstanding finalist in Sutter Home Winery’s Build a Better Burger® Recipe Contest and Cook-Off. Every year, thousands of cooks from across the country compete to participate in the BBB Cook-Off, which is frequently featured on the Food Network. This collection, marking the 20th anniversary of this annual search for the best home-cooked burgers in America, features contest-winning burgers loaded with flavor-enhancing extras and party-ready menus bound to be a hit at any backyard bash.

Head judge James McNair and culinary director Jeffrey Starr let the burgers guide them in choosing party themes from Big Fat Greek Night to Southwest Fiesta, Burgers and Blues (a New Orleans jazz brunch) to Burgers in Paradise (a tropical patio party), and Jamaican Me Hungry to Festa Italiana. McNair and Starr developed side dishes and desserts to complement each burger, along with some spirited wine-based cocktails and wine pairings.   

A great burger is reason enough for a party! The cornerstone of spring and summertime entertaining, the prize-winning burgers and the all-star, chef-developed recipes in Burger Parties are the embodiment of fun in the sun.

About the Authors

James McNair is the author of more than 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 Burger® 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 Burger® Recipe Contest.

 

Burger Parties

Featuring Winning Recipes from Sutter Home Winery’s Build a Better Burger® Contest

James McNair and Jeffrey Starr

$19.99 paperback • 192 pages • full-color photographs • 7 7/16 x 9 inches

ISBN: 978-1-58008-110-8 • Publication Date: March 23, 2010

 

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