When I think of France I think of delicious French onion soup, with the flavors of carmelized onions in a rich beef broth topped with a slice of French bread covered with melted cheese.
This is a great local American burger because it incorporates many of the great products specific to the Midwest, and is a hearty burger that fits the food culture of the region.
My many years spent as an artist and art teacher inspired this burger which blends the sweet and the savory flavors of French cuisine.
Recently I started making chutneys to go with different meat dishes. I was inspired by my daughter who makes a great Autumn chutney.
I love the taste of hickory smoke. Where there is good smoke, there is good BBQ. There is nothing like the smell of wood burning for hours in someone's backyard.
Every year I make a nice Waldorf salad to go with holiday dinners in place of a heavier fruit salad.
What inspired me for this burger was my recent agony of defeat in a local cooking contest, just like the old ABC Wide World of Sports intro. I lost again but won the "people's choice" award.
I spend a lot of time traveling for work overseas. I absolutely love to buy the spices from the country I am visiting and create some American favorites with my new International spices.
The Fall Season, which is a wonderful but fleeting season in Florida
I was born and raised in Indiana, which truly is the heartland of America. I’ve definitely tried to bring together a lot of great Indiana-based ingredients in this Big Ten burger.
I created this recipe thinking of flavor balance. I wanted a burger that packed a lot of punch but also seemed light and refreshing. The grilled pineapple provides sweetness.
Cool nights in the South can mean only one thing….it’s time for friends to gather, football to be watched, and good food to be eaten!
I entered the contest for the first time last year with a fairly complicated Indian-inspired burger with several exotic ingredients.