This is a great book and a great companion to the TV show. The premise of the show is quite simple. Each week, Flay competes against another cook who has a signat Bobby Flay's Throwdown! Each week, Flay competes against another cook who has a signature dish and is well known in their communities for that dish. In the book, each "episode" is introduced with information about the competitor along with contact information and the food.
I especially love that both recipes are represented with the winner of the Throwdown! There are also large, clear, appealing photographs of the completed dishes and the competitors. I haven't tried any of the recipes yet because I can't decide which one to try first. They all look so good. Another reason I haven't made anything yet is that these recipes are not simple. If you've familiar with Flay's recipes, you'll know that he loves big, bold flavours as do I and uses lots of ingredients or specialty ingredients to achieve get them.
After I decide which recipe to try first, I'm going to have to go shopping. The flyleaf invites readers to make both recipes and choose a favourite or to challenge friends and family in their own throwdowns. That might be kind of fun.
The table of contents is pretty basic. It lists the Throwdown! The index looks good and should aid in finding the recipes. It not only has the recipes under the name, but also under different categories. For Cheesecake, can also be found under "cakes". There are also some ingredient categories, such as coconut, lobster, black beans etc, under which recipes are listed. Highly recommended. I'm definitely going to get good use out of this cookbook. For more information about this book or to browse inside, please visit the Random House website.
For more information about the author and his other books and activities, please visit Bobby Flay's website. I'd like to thank those nice people from The Recipe Club on Facebook for holding a giveaway and for sending me this book.
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For more information about "The Recipe Club", see their Facebook page or their website. ISBN Hardcover , p. This review can also be found on my blog, Daisy's Book Journal As we know, Bobby happily takes on these challenges even though he may never have cooked a specific dish before. For instance, when it comes to Grilled Cheese Connie and Bill Fisher who own a restaurant in New Jersey that offers 31 varieties of grilled cheese may have thought they were sure-wins with their sandwich built with Monterrey Jack cheese, turkey and bacon on rosemary focaccia.
Sometimes Bobby wins and sometimes he loses, while the recipes are always terrific. Nov 05, T. Day rated it it was amazing.
I like Bobby Flay. I find him really interesting and entertaining. And although some of the ingredients he uses are harder to find or more expensive to purchase, his recipes are often delicious. This book is from his show, Throwdown, which is where he goes to a chef with great reviews and challenges their dishes. They each take their dish and make their own spin on it, then a winner is chosen.
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I like that Bobby Flay doesn't include all his wins - in fact, the majority of the recipes included are I like Bobby Flay. I like that Bobby Flay doesn't include all his wins - in fact, the majority of the recipes included are from the people he challenged and lost to. Recipes in this book I've tried: Caramel apple cheesecake - Oh my god. Vanilla bean is expensive but so worth it. Recipe Bourbon wings - I'm a huge wing fan, chicken wings are my number one favorite food. The bourbon street wings were really good, though I didn't try them with a shot of bourbon yet.
Challenger's recipe Jersey steak - If you like your steak rare, this one is a great recipe to make. Challenger's recipe Gingerbread cupcakes with mango buttercream - Also delicious. Bobby Flay's recipe - I definitely want to try the lobster chowder. I'm not a HUGE fan of seafood but it looks wonderful. And of course, the chili! Lots of different stuff in here that looks great. Oct 19, Steven Peterson rated it really liked it. Lots of fun! Many are familiar with Chef Bobby Flay's show, "Throwdown," in which he challenges chefs who have specialties.
He tries to "beat them at their own game. I recall actually viewing quite a few of these episodes.
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Who could forget his macaroni and cheese battle with Delilah which he won. Here are both his and Delilah's 7 cheese recipes. One of my personal favorite throwdowns? Buffalo chicken wings! At any rate, a nice work, where you can compare an Iron Chef's take on individual chefs' signature dishes.
Apr 07, Rachel rated it liked it Shelves: cookbooks-and-food. He seems to be a nice personable guy who seems embarrassed when his food beats the challengers in the Throwdown, even though frankly, most of his combinations are better. Fun idea for a cookbook. Flay goes across the country looking for cooks who specialize in local favorite foods, and challenges them to see if he can make it better than the local expert.
He then includes both his recipe and the local expert's recipe for the same dish. Good variety of recipes. If you know a guy who likes the show, this would be a good gift. It's pretty masculine, as cookbooks go. Great if you're looking for authentic, regional recipes for local favorite comfort food. NOT so good i Fun idea for a cookbook. You should have seen some of those towering burgers! Combine the melted butter with minced garlic. Slice each bun in half and brush the garlic butter on each side.
Toast each half in a hot skillet or grill pan, about 20 seconds; flip and toast the second side as well. In a cast-iron skillet over high heat, add 2 teaspoons canola oil. Season burger balls with salt and add to pan. Sear for 30 seconds. Flip over, add 2 ounces of mac and cheese to each patty, and top with one slice of cheddar.
Cover with a dome and pour 1 tablespoon of water into the skillet to create steam and melt the cheese.
Cook for 1 minute. Remove the dome; the cheese should be completely melted. Cook an additional seconds so any cheese spilling over the burger gets crusty. To assemble, spread donkey sauce on each half of the bun. Recipe by:. Cook time.
Prep time. Print recipe Method. Butter the bottom and sides of a baking dish and set aside.
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