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Take your burgers from everyday to extraordinary with Chef Hubert Keller.
"There are burgers and then there are Hubert Keller's Burger Bar burgers. In this book, Hubert Keller turns out original and delicious burgers and raises the bar for everyone else."—Alain Ducasse
Drawing on his experience as a four-star chef and using only the finest fresh ingredients, Chef Hubert Keller, the creator and owner of the popular Burger Bar restaurants in Las Vegas, St. Louis, and San Francisco, reveals how to re-create his sophisticated, succulent burgers in your own home.
Burger Bar features more than 50 inspirational recipes for Keller's burgers and sides that emphasize high-quality ingredients, fabulous flavor combinations, and simple preparation techniques. From meaty delights such as the New York Strip Surprise Burger and the Greek Burger, to the off-the-beaten-path Crab Sliders and Buffalo Burger, to must-have sides and sauces such as Perfect French Fries and Piquillo Pepper Ketchup, there's a recipe to delight every palate.
Packed with professional tips on preparation and presentation plus Keller's "Build Your Own" techniques, Burger Bar is the go-to cookbook for anyone who wants to know how to build a better burger.
Exclusive Recipe Excerpts from Burger Bar
Blue Cheese Stuffed Bacon Sliders
Burger Bar Milkshakes
Perfect French Fries
"Every chef dreams of extending his vision to appeal to as many people as possible. Keller has done that with his restaurants and this book, by sharing with cooks how to build the best burgers."Guy Savoy
"We knew everyone loves burgers, but we wanted to offer something new. What if we reimagined burgers and applied our fine-dining culinary training to create the best-tasting burgers possible? We would take them seriously because, we noticed, burger lovers take the subject seriously. Very seriously."
Those are the words of Hubert Keller, nationally acclaimed chef and owner of the dining hotspot Burger Bar with locations in Las Vegas, St. Louis, and San Francisco, and host of the PBS-TV series Secrets of a Chef, explaining how he and his colleagues brought their passion for high-quality food to everyone's backyard favorite: the burger.
In Burger Bar, Chef Keller and Penelope Wisner show you how to create a mouthwatering, out-of-body burger experiencethe ultimate burger. Through easy-to-follow recipes illustrated throughout with gorgeous color photographs, this cookbook features a collection of 50 succulent burgers complete with Keller's personal suggestions for sauces, buns, and condiments.
Just imagine a rich beef burger stuffed with luscious melted blue cheese, a BLT turkey club burger, or a smoked salmon burger. There's an unforgettable lamb burger with a Provençal flair. You can go vegan with the Southwestern Bean Burger or a seasonal temptation that features pumpkin and quinoa. And let's not forget dessert: wow your family and friends with a knockout s'mores "burger" or tease your eyes and palate with a rich chocolate-hazelnut ganache "burger" draped with a slice of mango gelée "cheese" and enclosed in a warm glazed donut "bun."
The real beauty of this bookother than the burgers themselvesis that you can re-create the customized, build-your-own concept of Burger Bar. You can suit your taste, time, and budget by paring down presentation or by borrowing condiments or sauces, and even techniques, from one recipe and applying them to another. Keller encourages you to try the burgers that have won over thousands of fans and make your own burger masterpieces.
In addition, you'll find recipes for spectacular fries and sides, as well as guidance in selecting meat, forming patties, pairing burgers with beer, and cooking the juiciest burgers you've ever tasted.
If you aren't wishing for a burger by now, you will be once you sample the culinary wonders that Burger Bar has to offer!
I was hoping for a book that enables me to create the ultimate hamburger with delicious beef and over-the-top ingredients. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Scudder Briggs
Chef Keller is fantastic, however this book doesn't to much for complimenting his greatness. Having reviewed the book briefly, I find disappointment in the presentation,
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I haven't used it a ton since my purchase, but it seems like a useful book. The pages are high quality gloss, and the book is well made. Read morePublished 14 months ago by music lover
a nice simple lay out for everyday cooking.
Hubert keller does a good job across the board in all areas of cooking
Actually, there is nothing wrong with the book itself. I was looking for MORE recipes and not so much literature. This type of reading is not what I like. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Confused
Yummy new takes on the concept of a "burger" with lots of things to go with them. Most very simple to prepare. Read morePublished 20 months ago by DeeDee Stewart
This is an enjoyable book that fills a niche. The "lowly" burger gets a chance to take center stage. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Frank LaManna
Keller is an interesting guy, I've watched his series on PBS and have really gotten quite a charge from them. Read morePublished on July 7, 2012 by chaz
These burgers are not conventional, require some preparation time, but well worth it. It's a very complete book with side dishes, sauces, beverages, besides the beef, poultry, fish... Read morePublished on March 11, 2012 by Pedro Garza