Each year, thousands of cooks from coast to coast compete in Sutter Home Winery's Build a Better Burger Recipe Contest. Ten of these creative home chefs are flown to Napa Valley each September to participate in the BBB Cook-Off, frequently shown on Food Network Challenge. Burger Parties marks the event's 20th anniversary with contest-winning burgers loaded with flavor-enhancing extras and party-ready menus bound to be a hit at any backyard bash. Whether you're in the mood for a Southwest fiesta, New Orleans jazz brunch, tropical patio get-together, or complete festa Italiana, this collection of all-inclusive, themed menus for burger-centric entertaining will delight your palate and your guests. Packed with more than 60 full-color photographs, James McNair and Jeffrey Starr showcase the new frontier in burgers with inventive recipes for cean State Swordfish Burgers moky-Sweet Bacon Burgers ineapple Upside-Down Jerk Burgers ouillabaisse Sliders weet-Hot Thai Burgers ittle Italy Sausage Burgers ome on the Range Buffalo Burgers nd loads more. Burger Parties features sixteen crowd-pleasing menus with recipes for prize-winning burgers, appetizers, si
James McNair is the author of over 40 cookbooks and recipient of the International Association of Culinary Professionals Award of Excellence. He is the honorary chairman and head judge of Sutter Home Winery's Build a Better Burger (R) Recipe Contest. b>Jeffrey Starr serves as the culinary director and executive chef for Trinchero Family Estates, where he entertains and educates industry professionals in food and wine. He is the culinary director for Sutter Home Winery's Build a Better Burger (R) Recipe Contest.