Monday, June 1, 2009

Bobby Flay's Burgers, Fries & Shakes

Who doesn't love a burger? And Bobby Flay's latest book Bobby Flay's Burgers, Fries & Shakes ...title says it all folks! ...has some great variations to wow your friends and family.

Truth is, I haven't made a milkshake in years...not since the girls were little and my waistline expanded, but reading that section definitely took me back to teenage days spent at the Orange Julep in Montreal with burgers, fries & shakes served by cute waitresses (yes, they were still called that!). And even though I'm a classic vanilla milkshake girl...the blueberry pomegranate, and the blackberry cheesecake and the double chocolate and the....Oh dear, I just grew a pant size and I'm only thinking of them!

As for fries...there are perfect fries, bistro fries, grilled steak fries, oven roasted fries and more including two awesome looking recipes for onion rings.

But seriously, folks...if you know me...you know what a carnivore I am, so I headed straight to the burger and condiment sections. I love the first two short sections that explain the critical elements of a burger and, if you're a cheeseburger fan...which are the best cheeses to try and why.

One interesting fact...all the beef burgers (and there are twenty six beef, a turkey and four fish burgers in all) are just beef (Bobby prefers chuck that is 80% lean & 20% fat seasoned with a little salt & pepper-that's it! - No fillers, no spices (all the variety comes from the cheeses and dressings/condiments).

My favorites so far...
Not sure what I'll choose next, because each and every one sound delicious.

3 comments:

Angelique from Bitchin' Lifestyle said...

I am kinda wishing I didn't give up meat this month. LOL

Pam said...

I've been on the fence about if I need this book or not. I think I need it.

Ruth Daniels said...

Angelique...meat is something I can't imagine giving up...even for a week!

Pam...the burgers are delicious, but even better are all those sauces and condiments. Who knew a burger book would inspire me to great pasta! http://onceuponafeast.blogspot.com/2009/06/pasta-farmers-markets-heaven-on-plate.html