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Napoleon's Everyday Gourmet Burgers

Inspired Recipes by Chef Ted Reader

by (author) Ted Reader

Key Porter Books
Initial publish date
Apr 2010
Meat, Barbecue & Grilling
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2010
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One of the mainstays of summer?the humble hamburger?leaps off the grill with the help of Ted Reader’s truly unique interpretations of how hamburgers can be prepared and presented. With more than 100 different burger recipes, created using the finest grills in the world, readers will learn how to make more than just plain, old hamburgers. Exciting recipes take readers on a journey to hamburger heaven with every recipe accompanied by a full-colour photo of the final product. Tips and tricks--such as cooking on an uncovered grill and using the right meat binders, to seasoning and chilling ground meat properly prior to shaping?on how to make the most delicious of hamburgers are explained in detail, as readers transform a variety of ingredients into a fiesta of flavour. Whether cooking over gas or charcoal, Ted provides directions for making the perfect burger every time. And whether grinding your own meat or buying from the grocery store, creating professional quality burgers without all the fuss is guaranteed. Home cooks will learn how to grill burgers that are moist and juicy every time. Ground chuck will never be the same again! Recipes include: Orgasmic Onion Burger Surf and Turf Burgers Texas Smoked Brisket Burger Hot Dog Burger Prime Rib Burger with Horseradish Compound Butter Carolina BBQ Pulled Pork Burgers with Mustard Slaw BBQ Jerk Pork Burgers with Mango Orange Salsa Crazy Canuck Burger Greek Lamb Burgers with Tapenade, Grilled Haloumi Cheese Black Pepper Crusted Aussie Kangaroo Burger with Fire Roasted Beet, Quail Eggs Blueberry Venison Burgers with Camembert and Carrot Slaw Grilled Ostrich Burgers with Shiitake Mushrooms, Blackberries and Tilset Cheese

About the author

TED READER is widely recognized as Canada’s most entertaining and engaging outdoor chef and BBQ personality. An award-winning cook, author and product developer, he was dubbed “King of the Q” by GQ magazine, which praised his talent for taking grilling to new heights. He is the grilling expert for Canada AM, and his television show, King of the Q Grilling Adventures, is broadcast on CTV. A native of Paris, Ontario, and a graduate of George Brown College’s Culinary Management program, Ted Reader now lives in Toronto. Reader has recently opened his first restaurant on the north shore of the Dominican Republic, Teddy’s Island BBQ, where everybody gets sticky. Visit

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  • Unknown, <p>Best Barbecue Book, Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, 2009 (Napoleon&rsquo;s Everyday Gourmet Grilling) Cordon d&rsquo;Or?Gold Ribbon BBQ Cookbook Academy Award (2008)</p>

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