Happy Independence Day to our American fellow burger lovers!
This is a continuation of the previous interview. Frozen burgers…it comes down to price.Does the Kingpin of Bbq worry about hormones, meat being organic? just what is 100% pure beef? what about trims? does that include offals? (the edible internal parts of an animal, such as the heart, the lungs,sweetbread,(brains) liver, and tongue)
Canada Day (July 1st) is around the corner for us Canadian burger lovers and that means a whole lot of barbecues will be working hard and thousands if not millions of burgers will be eaten across this 145 year old glorious and beautiful country of ours. The biggest celebrations happen in our Capital,Ottawa as well as Niagara Falls. Last year my Burger Broad lovin’ man and I put our bikes on the train to Niagara Falls, cycled around and then did the Whirpool aero car that soars over the Great Gorge separating Canada from the U.S. At night we watched the festivities and spectacular fireworks over The Falls…And Then!……. of course we had to… rent the ‘you have to do it at least once, cheesy motel room with the heart shaped jacuzzi’ with mirrored walls too.HA!
So in celebration of Canada, in celebration of burgers, we welcome you to the first in a four part series where we get to *The Meat of the Matter* with Grill King, Ted Reader.
A few weeks ago we sat down with Ted to talk about burgers, frozen burgers specifically.We always say NEVER eat frozen patty grocery store burgers but after talking with Ted, we have a new respect for them…but still won’t eat them:) Find out why and stay tuned for part 2.
If you haven’t heard of Ted Reader it’s only a matter of time before you do.
Hailed as the Kingpin of BBQ,”From snout to tail, Bali to Boston and Mongolia to Montreal.” Today, his focus is on helping novice grillers become masters of the flame with simple ideas and recipes real people can follow.”
To his credit, he has 8 cookbooks (Napolean series), 7 World Famous seasonings/sauces, 3 World Famous grilling planks and 6 Signature series Napolean Grills. He owns over 100 bbqs, he set the world record for the largest hamburger ever grilled coming in at 590lbs, and is a Product Development Chef for a major grocery chain (he invented the PC Thick & Cheesy Burgers) Phew! He is a busy guy and that’s not even the half of it! Back in January 2012 he became Canada’s newest spokesperson for Tabasco. This past week he hung out with The Wine Ladies and also did a facebook chat with Schneiders. A couple of weeks ago we were lucky to be introduced to him by Oshawa Ogre at the Beaches Ribfest here in Toronto while he grilled us up a burgasm…er..um…burger.
Afterwards, the chef/food entertainer, sat down with us and gave us a raw,candid,passionate and informative interview about frozen patty burgers and burger chain burgers. Stay tuned for a 4 part series that will be posted over the course of the next 2 weeks.
In the meantime, watch, learn and drool as Ted grills us up a burger(Chuck/Sirloin,Bacon wrapped,cheese filled and Jack Daniels injected) ..and then some! We then asked him the question ” When was the last time someone cooked YOU a burger?”