The unbeatable Bobby Flay shares his kitchen secrets in new cookbook

Chef Bobby Flay is everywhere. The 29th season of his show just started, coinciding with the release of his new cookbook, “Beat Bobby Flay: Conquer the Kitchen with 100+ Battle-Tested Recipes” (Clarkson Potter, $32.50). His Thanksgiving menu recently popped up in the Williams-Sonoma email blast, and every Tuesday he hosts a podcast with his daughter called “Always Hungry.”

And you’ll have to get up pretty early in the morning to beat Bobby Flay. The Food Network superstar rises at 5:30 each day to work out, because he believes staying in shape helps him perform at his peak in the kitchen — and he’s got the track record to prove it.

The 29th season of “Beat Bobby Flay” just started, coinciding with the release of a new cookbook by the same name. It’s a virtual cheat sheet on how to win the show. (Photo by Ed Anderson courtesy of “Beat Bobby Flay,” Clarkson Potter/Publishers)

The 29th season of “Beat Bobby Flay” just started, coinciding with the release of a new cookbook by the same name. It’s a virtual cheat sheet on how to win the show with recipes like this Thai-Style Chicken. (Photo by Ed Anderson courtesy of “Beat Bobby Flay,” Clarkson Potter/Publishers)

The 29th season of “Beat Bobby Flay” just started, coinciding with the release of a new cookbook by the same name. It’s a virtual cheat sheet on how to win the show with recipes like this Juicy Lucy Pimento Cheeseburger. (Photo by Ed Anderson courtesy of “Beat Bobby Flay,” Clarkson Potter/Publishers)

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The 29th season of “Beat Bobby Flay” just started, coinciding with the release of a new cookbook by the same name. It’s a virtual cheat sheet on how to win the show with recipes like Spiced Chocolate Cream Pies. (Photo by Ed Anderson courtesy of “Beat Bobby Flay,” Clarkson Potter/Publishers)

The 29th season of “Beat Bobby Flay” just started, coinciding with the release of a new cookbook by the same name. It’s a virtual cheat sheet on how to win the show. (Photo courtesy of Michael Crook)

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In round 1 of “Beat Bobby Flay,” two chefs compete for the chance to challenge him. In round 2, our hero wins 70 percent of the time. And that’s shooting two shows a day in marathons of 100 episodes.

Dude has always been driven. When he was 8 years old, he asked for an Easy-Bake Oven for Christmas. Dad thought he ought to get a G.I. Joe. But the kid badgered Santa so much, he got both. His folks couldn’t know his cooking would lead to fame and fortune, but somehow little Bobby must have sensed it.

Seems he’s always been confident in his talent, with the swagger of an East Coast rapper minus the arrogance, which might explain his off-the-charts popularity. Born and raised in New York City, he dropped out of school at 17 and started working at a pizza joint, at Baskin-Robbins and then at celeb hangout Joe Allen …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment

      

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