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Rachael Ray's Burger Bash Was a Smash

New York’s Hottest Chefs Compete for “Best Burger” Honors

The Food Channel’s Christen Nehmer met up with some of the biggest names in the food business at Rachael Ray’s Burger Bash—the opening event of the New York City Wine & Food Festival.

(Also be sure to check out our interviews from the the other events at the NYC festival, the Grand Tasting gala, and the Sweet dessert event.)

LAURENT TOURONDEL, BLT BURGER: A Frenchman making great hamburgers? It’s true. Mr. Tourondel explains how to make the best-tasting burger. This is worth viewing if only to hear him pronounce the word “burger” (kind of like Steve Martin in “The Pink Panther.”)

 




DAISY MAY’S BBQ: Adam Perry Lang’s restaurant is reputed to be the best place for BBQ in New York. We find out (from Adam’s partner) where Adam traveled to discover the top barbecue flavors in the USA which he imported into his operation.

 




GUY FIERI, “GUY OFF THE HOOK” (FOOD NETWORK). Guy weighs in on the subject of best-cheese-on-a-burger, and a number of other things—and helps Christen with her cord excess.

 




BOBBY FLAY, . One of America’s most celebrated of celebrity chefs reveals who makes the best burger in NYC (and it’s not him, he says). Learn who he ‘steals’ his ideas from, and which cheese is best on a burger..

 




EVANGELOS “SPIKE” MENDELSOHN, “TOP CHEF” SEASON 4 FINALIST. Spike describes his “perfect hamburger” and casts his vote for best cheese on a burger.

 

(Click to view interviews from the the other events at the NYC festival, the Grand Tasting gala, and the Sweet dessert event.)