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Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay Talks About His New Cookbook And TV Show

November 17, 2011 02:00 PM by Veronica Dudo

With cooking shows on the Food Network, Cooking Channel and NBC, celebrity chef Bobby Flay has become a household name. During a trip to the Jersey shore, the chef and restaurateur cooked up some delectable dishes for the Savor Borgata: A Taste of American Classics food and wine event. While in Atlantic City, Flay talked about his recently released cookbook, Bar Americain; his new TV show and his partnership with Kohl’s.

The responsive has been really positive from fans about the food and wine show, how important do you think it is to partake in an event like this?
I think it’s a great idea to have an event like this. First of all it brings all of the chefs together on the same night who have restaurants here and I think it’s great for the customer here at the Borgata, it’s also fun for us as well–we have a great time doing this. I think it actually helps to continue to put a place like Borgata on the map; a place where there’s going to be good food and wine.


What is the focus of your new cookbook?
It’s called the Bar Americain Cookbook which is named after my New York City restaurant and its regional American food that is in the style of a Parisian Brasserie so it’s a combination of Parisian Brasserie and American regional cuisine.

You have partnered with Kohl’s for a cookware line; what are some of the items that will be offered?
It’s a very big line; there’s going to be about 250 products–its lots of table tops, plate and glasses and things like that then there’s culinary solutions, gadgets and pots and pans and things along those lines they’ll be some textiles as well and lots of serving pieces.

What is your favorite holiday dish to prepare?
I think the dish that people ask me most about is the Brussels sprouts dish that I do with pomegranates and walnuts and vanilla butter. First you roast the pomegranates then you put some pomegranate molasses and pomegranate seeds, some walnuts and then you melt the vanilla butter over it and it kind of wakes up the idea of just boiled Brussels sprouts.

What is the premise of your new TV show about food entrepreneurs?
The idea is that it’s something in the food business so it could be a cheese shop, ice-cream store, coffee shop or a cafe or a restaurant. Let’s say you’re a writer and your lifelong dream was always been to open a cafe of some sort so you’ve taken all of your money or your relatives’ money or something and you’re sort of risking it all and you’re a few weeks from opening and there’s probably lots of things you don’t know so I offer to come in and try to get you on the straight and narrow to get you to launch this place that you have, to give you the best possible chance for success.

Are you working on a new season of Worst Cooks In America?
Yes. Anne (Burrell) has a team of the worst cooks and I have a team of the worst cooks and we try to make those worst better cooks and hopefully one from my team or her team is the best cook of the worst cooks after we’re done with them so it’s basically a mentoring show and then of-course they’ll be a new season of The Next Food Network Star coming up.

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Photo Credit: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

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