Celebrating Brunch, Exclusive Interview with Bobby Flay #BrunchatBobbysBook

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Bobby Flay may be best known for his popular restaurants, cooking shows on Food Network and masterful grilling skills, but this talented chef says brunch is his favorite meal. Fans who have been asking for Flay’s brunch recipes and insights will be delighted with his new book “Brunch @ Bobby’s” now available on Amazon at at major booksellers nationwide.  Brunch @ Bobby’s features 140 recipes including drinks, syrups, egg dishes, pastries, side dishes and everything you need to whip up a fabulous brunch experience of your own.

Celebrating Brunch, Exclusive Interview with Bobby Flay #BrunchatBobbysBook

Inspired by cultural diversity in foods, Flay attributes his travel experiences and native New York upbringing as greatly influencing his cuisine.  He feels that when you “eat the food of the people,” you learn a lot about who they are as a people.  In the pages of Brunch @ Bobby’s, with recipes like Moroccan Coffee Granita, Texas Eggs Benedict and Croque Madame, the exuberant celebration of world cuisine certainly shines through.

Flay’s personal favorite recipes from the book are the Bananas Foster French Toast, Olive Oil-Poached Eggs and the Moroccan Eggs.

“I like an abundance of food,” says Flay. “I like to have some egg dishes and some sweeter dishes, as well. I love the baked Moroccan egg dish because it’s kind of like a spiced tomato sauce.  You basically cook the eggs in the sauce themselves and serve it with some sort of pita.  It’s so, so good!”

Carrot Cake Pancakes - Brunch @ Bobby's - Bobby Flay

Flay’s family style approach in Brunch @ Bobby’s is centered in both practicality and the desire to have dishes to please everyone at the brunch table.  He feels serving an abundance of food is important so that people have choices in preference and portions and that family style makes it easier on the chef to get to the table to enjoy brunch with family and friends.

“I think the thing that separates brunch from all the other meals is that you can serve it family style but at the same time the attention to detail is really important to complete it,” say Flay.

Flay suggests several key components to create the perfect brunch including:

  • a great cocktail
  • sweet dishes
  • savory dishes
  • tasty breads like muffins or scones
  • extras like flavored butters or homemade hot sauces

“The thing I like about brunch is that once you put the food out, basically the rules of dining go out the window and you just enjoy however you would like to,” says Flay.

Celebrating Brunch, Exclusive Interview with Bobby Flay #BrunchatBobbysBook

Home chefs will find plenty of inspiration in Brunch @ Bobby’s, and delightful recipes to please any palette, including some fabulous crowd-and-kid pleasers like Carrot Cake Pancakes and Bacon and Hash Brown Quesadilla.  Flay offered us a few additional tips for home chefs to ensure their brunch dishes turn out fabulous including remembering the very basics or salting and peppering foods and using seasonings on both sides of foods.

“I always say if you really want to taste the food, if you really want flavor in your food, whether you’re putting in a chili pepper, fresh garlic or herbs like basil or cilantro,” says Flay, “put more than you think you need.  Almost 50 percent more.  A lot of times people, especially home cooks, are timid with their seasoning.  I would always say if you had to pick a direction, go stronger.  Go bolder.”

At Rural Mom, we found one thing is for sure, when you enjoy the recipes in Brunch @ Bobby’s you will certainly learn a lot about Flay’s amazing culinary talents and his enthusiastic love of brunch!

Sangria Sunrise Recipe - Brunch @ Bobby's - Bobby Flay

About the Book
At long last, Bobby shares his simplest, most sought-after recipes—while still delivering his signature intense flavors.

Bobby Flay may be best known for his skills at the grill, but brunch is his favorite meal of the week. In Brunch @ Bobby’s he includes 140 recipes starting with the lip-smacking cocktails, both spiked and virgin, that we have come to expect from him, along with hot and iced coffees and teas. He then works his way through eggs; pancakes, waffles, and French toast (including flavored syrups and spreads); pastries (a first) and breads; salads and sandwiches; and side dishes. Pull up a seat and enjoy a Sangria Sunrise, Carrot Cake Pancakes with Maple-Cream Cheese Drizzle, Sautéed Bitter Green Omelets, and Wild Mushroom-Yukon Gold Hash. This is how Bobby does brunch.

About the Authors
BOBBY FLAY, New York Times bestselling author, is the chef-owner of five fine-dining restaurants, including Gato, Bar Americain, Mesa Grill, and Bobby Flay Steak, and an expanding roster of Bobby’s Burger Palaces. He is the host of numerous popular cooking shows on Food Network—from the Emmy-winning Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction to Iron Chef America, Throwdown! with Bobby Flay, and Food Network Star—as well as Brunch @ Bobby’s on Cooking Channel. His website is www.bobbyflay.com.

STEPHANIE BANYAS has been Bobby Flay’s business assistant since 1996. She is the coauthor of Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction; Bobby Flay’s Throwdown!; Bobby Flay’s Burgers, Shakes & Fries; Bobby Flay’s Grill It!; Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill Cookbook; and Bobby Flay’s Grilling for Life. Stephanie and her cat, Fred, divide their time between New York City and Woodstock, New York.

SALLY JACKSON lives in New York City with her husband, their children, and one especially well-fed poodle. This is her seventh cookbook with Bobby Flay and Stephanie Banyas.

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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an author and sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky. When she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living and artisan culture.
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    • beautybymissl
    • October 14, 2015
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    I have never heard of Bobby Flay before, but his book Brunch @ Bobby’s does sound like a wonderful book that will give many great ideas for brunch.

    • lisa @bitesforbabies
    • October 14, 2015
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    I LOVE Bobby Flay!!! I met CHuck Hughes a few years back and Bobby Flay is on my list too…maybe one day 😉

    • Jenn @ EngineerMommy
    • October 14, 2015
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    We watch bobby flay all the time on food network! Those carrot cake pancakes look incredible!!

    • Alli Rutherford Smith
    • October 14, 2015
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    I would love a bite of those pancakes! I’ve been watching Bobby Flay for a long time and I especially like Brunch @ Bobby’s.

    • Debbie Woodruff
    • October 14, 2015
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    I love brunch too. And those pancakes look amazing!

    • winifredjac
    • October 14, 2015
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    That Sangria! I kind of have a Bobby Flay obsession; not gunna lie. I will watch any one of his shows!

    • Savannah miller
    • October 14, 2015
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    I have to check this out! Those carrot cake pancakes looks so yummy!!

    • Jenn
    • October 14, 2015
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    Looks and sounds awesome! I might have to check out this book.

    • Liz Mays
    • October 14, 2015
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    Yum, I’d love to try a bunch of Bobby’s recipes. I bet his Texas Eggs Benedict recipe is just to die for.

    • Jeanine
    • October 14, 2015
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    I am obsessed with this cook book. I love Bobby Flay, but this cookbook is by far my fave!

    • Angelic Sinova
    • October 14, 2015
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    I LOVE Bobby Flay (I own several of his cookbooks!) Brunch is my FAVORITE meal so I’ll definitely have to check this book out <3

    • martsvalenzuela
    • October 15, 2015
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    I’d love to have a bite of those pancakes. Looks very delicious!

    • Stephanie Pass
    • October 15, 2015
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    Oh this looks good! I’m with him, I like to have a big spread of different things for a brunch. That Sangria looks awesome!

    • Kiwi
    • October 15, 2015
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    Brunch is one of my favorite things ever! Love Bobby Flay and didn’t know he had a book so yay!

    • Eieen
    • October 15, 2015
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    Hmmm those pancakes look so good! I’ll have to check out his cook book, I love learning new recipes!

    • Tiany - Social Savvy Mom
    • October 16, 2015
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    This is all kinds of awesome, love him! Great interview, he seems so personable!

    • Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen
    • October 27, 2015
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    I love Bobby Flay. I’m gonna check out this book and buy myself a copy for Christmas

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