Wicked Good Burgers

Wicked Good Burgers by Andy Husbands, Chris Hart and Andrea Pyenson

Fearless Recipes and Uncompromising Techniques for the Ultimate Patty

Format: Trade Paperback , 208 Pages
ISBN: 9781592335589
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
Series: Wicked Good
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$22.99 / £14.99

Wicked Good Burgers ain’t your daddy’s patty on a bun. The upstart Yankee team that revolutionized barbecue with their upset win at the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational turns their talents to burgers. Wicked Good Burgers fearlessly incorporates new techniques, inspirations, and ingredients to take the burger to the next level—whether it’s the Meatloaf Burger on Pretzel Bread with Cabernet Mustard or the Island Creek Burger with Oysters and homemade cocktail sauce. You’ll learn the art and science of freshly grinding meats—from beef to lamb to goat—for the ultimate juicy burger as well as cooking methods such as smoking, grilling, griddling, and sous vide that impart distinctive flavor.

Andrea Pyenson has been writing about food for more than a decade and enjoying it for a lot longer than that. Her writing about food and travel has appeared in The Boston Globe, edible Boston, edible Cape Cod, msn.com, oneforthetable.com, The Washington Post, and Fine Cooking, among others. Pyenson was associate editor of The Boston Globe Illustrated New England Seafood Cookbook and assistant editor of 52 Weeks Cheap Eats: Dining Deals in Greater Boston.

Chris Hart, winner of the Jack Daniel Invitational World Championship in 2009, has dominated the competition BBQ circuit for the past 10 years with his team, iQUE. The team was the first group of northerners in barbecue history to win a World Championship. Chris spends his days developing software, but his passion for cooking barbecue has him following the competition BBQ trail on weekends, pitting his talents against the best pitmasters in the U.S. In 2010, Chris cooked an elaborate barbecue tasting menu at the James Beard House in NYC.

Andy Husbands, the award-winning chef/owner of Tremont 647 in Boston, has been enticing patrons with his adventurous American cuisine at the South End neighborhood restaurant and bar for well over a decade. A James Beard "Best Chef" semi-finalist, Andy competed in the sixth season of Fox Television Network's Hell's Kitchen with Gordon Ramsay.

Andy and Chris are the authors of Wicked Good Barbecue, Wicked Good Burgers, and Grill to Perfection.

"Designed to think outside the bun, with a little help from Husbands and Hart, you can get a little more adventurous with recipes to create the perfect, salmon, beet, duck, lamb, bison, black bean Portobello and yellowfin tuna burgers." - Kellie Speed
"The mostly Boston-based team that brought us Wicked Good Barbecue is back, now focusing with a laserlike precision on that which comes in buns. We have here not only the beef burger, but the bison, the pork, the salmon, the turkey, even the oyster burger - not to mention the beefy portobello. There's even a "$100 burger" - that's Wagyu beef, foie gras, truffle, lobster, and caul fat, in case you're wondering. If 8 ounces of meaty, grilled perfection doesn't quite do the job, there's also recipes for some iconic buns (recipe from Boston's Flour Bakery), pickles, a rainbow mosaic of fries and frappes, and even homemade mustard - for the very good burger that has died and gone to heaven." - T. Susan Chang
May 11, 2016
BOSTON ‚ÄĒ Four Quarto Publishing Group authors have been nominated for cookbook awards at the first annual The Readable Feast festival in Boston, MA. Nominated authors are Andy Husbands (Wicked Good Burgers), Katie Chudy (Superfood Sandwiches), Kate Weiler (Real Fit Kitchen), and Morgan Morano (The Art of Making Gelato). Read More.
August 13, 2013
Anthony Dias Blue recently recorded features about Wicked Good Burgers on his radio show, The Blue Lifestyle Minute. The Blue Lifestyle Minute airs 6 times daily on both WCBS New York and KABC Los Angeles. Approximately 100,000 listeners hear the Blue Lifestyle Minute daily. The Lifestyle Minute is a James Beard Award-winning program. In addition, Wicked Good Burgers was also featured on the national Blue Lifestyle Minute spot, syndicated by CRN Digital Talk Radio. Read More.
May 22, 2013
Burgers are having their moment. The popularity of patties sandwiched inside buns is soaring, with burger joints opening all over. But you don't have to fight crowds or stand in long lines to enjoy this typical American meal. Burgers are easy to make at home and great for entertaining, especially well-suited for large groups gathering on a holiday weekend. Follow these tips from Wicked Good Burgers, by Andy Husbands, Chris Hart, and Andrea Pyenson, to make sure your burgers are as good as they can be. Read More.