Search Begins For The Next $50,000 Burger
(NAPSA) – Most people eat chips alongside their burgers, but Karen Bernards had a hunch that they would be more valuable to her inside her burger…and she was right.
As the $50,000 grand prize winner of last year’s Sutter Home Build a Better Burger National Contest and Cook-Off(r), Bernards crushed spicy Thai-flavored potato chips into her beef patties and delighted the judges’ taste buds with a flavor that they could not forget. Her Sweet-Hot Thai Burgers scored high marks across the board from a tough group of judges.
According to head judge James McNair, ‘Karen’s burger had a great blend of flavors. I loved the ‘oniony’ taste she was able to create by adding the chips.’
‘I was inspired by my love of Thai food and tried to capture those distinct flavors in my burger by using lime, ginger, sweet chili sauce, cilantro and basil,’ Bernards explains. ‘When the lightbulb went off to mix spicy chips into the patties, I knew I was on to something special.’
Sutter Home will be taking entries for the 2008 Sutter Home Build a Better Burger Contest and Cook-Off from April 15 through August 18. For contest entry rules, visit www.sutterhome.com or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Build a Better Burger, Sutter Home Winery, P.O. Box 248, St. Helena, Calif., 94574-0248. Build a Better Burger is not open to residents of California or Utah. Ten finalists will be flown to the Napa Valley to compete in a burger grilling cook-off on September 27, 2008, which will be judged by a renowned panel of chefs and food industry experts.
Build a Better Burger is sponsored by Sutter Home Family Vineyards, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the California Avocado Commission, Colavita Olive Oil, BIC Multi-Purpose Lighter, Lea & Perrins, Treasure Cave(r) Blue Cheese, Tabasco(r) brand Chipotle Pepper Sauce, Johnsonville Sausage and Weber(r) Grill Creations(r).