August 20, 2014 | Posted by Elyse Tirrell
A huge part of my job as Bobby's personal assistant is to help maximize his time. He's a busy man with a work ethic that's both infectious and inspiring. As one might imagine, Bobby’s life revolves around food and when he isn’t cooking in his restaurants, he can be found cooking in our office test kitchen creating recipes for his television shows or upcoming cookbooks. So, it's not unusual to find me loading up a cart at the grocery store. Recently, I discovered a very helpful app that has made me the speediest grocery shopper in Manhattan...
August 19, 2014 | Posted by Charlotte March
What is an heirloom tomato? This is a question that plagues many a farmers’ market goer. There are varying definitions – the Wikipedia page claims that they are no more natural than the hothouse reds you see in the dead of winter at Gristede’s while other sites tout the history of these heritage fruits.
August 15, 2014 | Posted by Charlotte March
In the dog days of summer, salads are the ultimate dinner. They are light, refreshing, and generally mean minimal kitchen cleanup so you can get back to more important things, such as draining a crisp glass of super chilled white wine or finishing that last round of back-yard corn hole.
August 11, 2014 | Posted by The B-Team
Corn is busting out all over in late summer! Everywhere you look you will see bright green husks piled high in your grocery store or on the stands at your local farmer’s market. Before you fill your cart or recyclable bag here’s a few things you should know.
The most common varieties of corn in the USA are yellow, white and bi-color (bi-color is typically only seen on the east coast) and also goes by the name of “butter and sugar.”
Corn is in season from May through September but really peaks in the month of August.
Look for ears that are fully encased in bright-green husks and topped with golden-brown tassels. Pull back just enough of the husks to make sure the kernels are in tight rows and haven’t begun to dimple. If the kernels have dimples, it means that the corn is beginning to lose it sweetness.
Buy fresh corn that's just been picked at a local farm, or corn that's been kept in a cool place. Corn from other areas will be fine for dishes using cut or scraped corn but not so great for eating on the cob.
For the best flavor, use fresh corn the day you buy it but if you can’t, keep it in the refrigerator until ready to cook it for up to 3 days.
One bushel of corn weighs 56 pounds
Corn is America's largest crop and accounts for more than 90 percent of the total value and production of feed grains.
Family farmers grow 90 percent of America's corn.
The United States produces 40 percent of the world's corn, more than any other country.
In the United States, 87 percent of all the corn is grown utilizing only naturally occurring rainfall.
As of 2008, the top four corn-producing states were Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska and Minnesota, together accounting for more than half of the corn grown in the United States.
According to the USDA, one acre of corn removes about 8 tons of carbon dioxide from the air in a growing season, more than is produced by your car annually.
Boiling corn on cob is the most common method of cooking in the US. Here’s a simple recipe that works every time!
Drop shucked corn into a large pot of salted boiling water and boil for 4 to 8 minutes, depending on size and maturity of corn. After 4 minutes, remove an ear and cut off a few kernels to taste; it should be slightly crisp. If the kernels still taste slightly raw, return to the pot for a few more minutes. Drain and serve hot with plenty of butter and salt!
August 5, 2014 | Posted by Christine Sanchez
Few ingredients spell summer better than a ripe tomato if you ask me. And on a hot summer day, a delicious, cool Gazpacho made from August tomatoes is, in my opinion, one of the best ways to enjoy them.
July 31, 2014 | Posted by Charlotte March
Grilled fresh oysters on the half shell with a chipolte bourbon butter sounds like something decadent Bobby would dream up, but in a certain little part of Nothern California, BBQ'd Oysters are an everyday affair. Don't get me wrong though, these oysters are anything but ordinary.
July 29, 2014 | Posted by Charlotte March
One of the many benefits of living in California is a vast wealth of superb local wines. Does this make up for the insane state tax rate? Prrobably not, but at the very least you can easily drown your sorrows in a delicious Cabernet.
July 28, 2014 | Posted by Stephanie Banyas and Elyse Tirrell
Is there anything more boring than walking or running on a treadmill…or as we like to refer to it..the dreadmill! Endless hours of staring at a wall or worse..staring at yourself in a mirror while you listen to your favorite playlist for the hundredth time! We have found a new class that takes your basic gym treadmill and gives it an Extreme Makeover.. Say hello to Fitwalker!
July 24, 2014 | Posted by Elyse Tirrell
Is it Bobby's delicious new Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, GATO, that has me in the mood or is it the blazing summer heat that has me craving one of my favorite cocktails, SANGRIA? Perhaps it is both! The B-Team is celebrating all things grilling this month and what better drink to serve at an outdoor party than fruity, colorful, refreshing sangria.
July 16, 2014 | Posted by Charlotte March
This month the B-Team is featuring all-things grilled, whether it’s your backyard BBQ, park side picnic, or costal campsite. And where there's smoke there's s'mores!
July 10, 2014 | Posted by Elyse Tirrell
As a New Yorker, my main form of transportation is often my own two feet! Health and fitness are important to me, so I love that I live in a city where getting around is also a way to help me stay fit. There's a great mobile app that I use regularly to keep track of all my city walking and my workouts too.
July 8, 2014 | Posted by Christine Sanchez
After a month of tasting and testing more burgers, fries, onion rings, and yes, even shakes than I ever should, followed by a weekend where rosé, fried clam bellies, hotdogs and homemade strawberry ice cream were abundant, a month of healthy grilling sounded just perfect to me.
July 3, 2014 | Posted by Charlotte March
You’ve undoubtedly heard of Carolina Barbeque and Texas BBQ but have you ever tried Santa Maria Barbeque? Unlike the aforementioned styles, Santa Maria Barbeque doesn’t involve a long, slow cooking method or sweet sauces, but is instead a menu featuring a well-seasoned California tri-tip cooked over native red oak coals on a special hand-cranked grill, accompanied by pinquinto beans, salsa, green salad, and garlic bread.
June 28, 2014 | Posted by The B-Team
While San Francisco may be In-N-Out obsessed, New York City is Shack (not Shaq) obsessed. The Shake Shack is a modern day 'roadside' burger stand serving delicious burgers, fries and frozen custard and come rain or come shine New Yorker's (who hate to wait for anything) wait in line for hours to get their burger fix.
June 27, 2014 | Posted by Charlotte March
That spells Dallas! And that is my absolute favorite of burger on the Bobby's Burger Palace menu.
June 25, 2014 | Posted by Stephanie Banyas
When Bobby and I were testing milkshake recipes for Bobby’s Burger Palace many years ago I learned some interesting things about fruit based milkshakes, especially fresh berry based milkshakes.
June 24, 2014 | Posted by Stephanie Banyas and Elyse Tirrell
In order to eat as many burgers as we want during burger month on bobbyflay.com, we really have to pump up our workout routine..so last week we headed over to The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers to check out the ViPR/TRX Fusion class. We are so glad we did..not just because we can eat more Crunch Burgers but because it is an amazing workout that you will definitely want to check out!!
June 23, 2014 | Posted by Charlotte March
There are some secrets better left unknown but the “secret menu” at In-N-Out Burger is NOT one of them; therein lies one of the best burgers west of the Mississippi (BBP aside, of course).
June 21, 2014 | Posted by Christine Sanchez
Onion rings may not be something you would make every day (ok, definitely not!) however they surely would be a welcome treat next time you’re toying with the idea of cooking up some burgers for dinner.
Follow these simple steps and you will be well on your way to making the best oniony, crunchy goodness ever. Perfect for burger month, indeed!
June 20, 2014 | Posted by Elyse Tirrell
As Bobby’s personal assistant, I’m often on the go! Uber is an app that’s proven to be an easy, fast, and convenient way to get me where I need to be… and quickly.