One of the perks of blogging is the occasional invite to fun events around town. Rainy Day Books, a (wonderful) independent KC bookseller, invited my family of bloggers to hear Food Network Star Rachel Ray tell us all about her new cookbook, the Book of Burger. Rachel did far more than share about burgers — she is a great storyteller!
We learned about her cooking roots at the family restaurant in Cape Cod … about her early years running the fresh food department at Macy’s that led to the 30-Minute Meals Cooking Classes, which led to the 30-Minute Meals Cookbook, which led to a TV and cookbook empire … you get the idea.
Her Book of Burger is a collection of 200 burger recipes, plus 100 sides, sandwiches and “messies.” The book includes her famous friends’ essays on burgers they have loved. The cookbook even has QR codes in the book. Scan the code and the smart book takes you to a web site with more recipes. Gotta love the gal who said, “Having a rich life does not mean having a rich bank account.”