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| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
I know many of you may not think of using apples in a beef burger contest but Jamie Miller did it up right with her apple slaw! They were a little unsure of her use of celery but once they tasted it, the judges like the crunch! And not to quote rapper Nelly, but "It's Hot in Herre." We have brought...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
Mary Thompson has presented her Palmetto Pride Pimetno Cheese Burger and the judges have all commented on the use of pimento (pronouced "pimenna", if you're LuLu Buffet!) cheese, something that we can all get on board with! Judge Art Smith has dubbed this a "burger that you can imagine at a...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
Our beef finalists are putting the finishing touches on their burgers! Sonali Ruder from NYC is up first. (After a short pause for the Wine Train to go by--that horn is loud ! It makes the Food Network audio crew's job a little more difficult) The judges love the use of frizzled onions. (I heart...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
Our region 5 finalist, Sharyn Hill, has presented her burger and the judges are impressed with the use of regional ingredients, a theme from this year. Hailing from Las Cruces, NM, the southwestern influence is apparent (apparently delicious according to the judges!) Learn more about Build a Better...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
Kathleen Stubler is up with her Region 4 and so far, she seems to be winning the prize for a burger that runs down your face and arms! The judges don't mind the use of extra napkins if it means that they get to enjoy Kathleen's burger! James McNair tastes Kathleen's burger... The slaw is receiving...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
Lisa Huff is presenting her burger to the judges. It's called a Yooper burger. Wanna know what a yooper is? Well, Lisa explained that a yooper is a a person who resides in the upper pennisula of the Michigan area (I think she said Michigan? I was trying to keep one ear open whilst typing...) Her...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
They are just going too darn fast for my fingers of fury. Our region 1 finalist hit the stage with her burger and the general consensus was that it was a very moist burger, which is difficult to accomplish with seafood burgers. Valerie has impressed the judges with the flavors. Region 2's Susan...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
The above is a reference to not only that glorious sound of burgers on the grill but also to the temp here in Napa Valley today. It is HOT . And I'm not even in front of a grill! Check out our beef finalists as they prep their recipes... Sonali Ruder- Region 1 Mary Thompson- Region 2 Jamie Miller-...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
On my way to the beef grills, Sutter Home Commander-in-Chief Bob Torkelson brought the judges onto the stage. These are the people who will be crowning a $50,000 winner this afternoon! Learn more about Build a Better Burger
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
OK, I got sidetracked by the Ben & Jerry's cart. I'm sorry. I'm only human! With an affinity for ice cream. For the record, ice cream before noon still tastes good. Learn more about Build a Better Burger