The Cattle Call – Interview with George Duran, Chef and Host of Ham on The Street
The Cattle Call – All the beef that’s behind the people who make & connect us to the Burgerverse.
George Duran is a chef and entertainer. Author of Take This Dish and Twist it and host of Ham on the Street and Secret Life of… on Food Network as well as TLC’s Ultimate Cake Off. George’s cookbook is as colorful and funny as the chef himself, Duran’s book is packed with highly useful tips, extremely amusing anecdotes—and of course, obscenely mouthwatering recipes, revealing his delectably unexpected take on comfort food.
Name: George Duran
Where do you live: Harlem, NYC
Favorite style of Burger: Cheese-stuffed!
Favorite Childhood Burger: Double layered Burger with cheese.
Burger that haunts your dreams at night: Triple layered Burger.
What is the one Burger you’ve always wanted to try but still have not: The club sandwich Burger!
The secret to making a great Burger: NEVER cooking it well-done.
Under no circumstances whatsoever, what should NEVER be put on a Burger: Chocolate. Seriously, what are you thinking?
If you could have a Burger with anyone alive, or dead, fictional or real, who would it be and where would you take them: Elvis Presley. You know he’d pull out the bacon and other weird shit and fry things up.
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MEET CHEF GEORGE
George Duran and a ton of other culinary greats will be doing demonstrations, serving food and hanging out at the Harlem EatUp!, happening May 14-17 in Harlem, NYC.
The Harlem Eatup! is a four-day festival celebrating the food, culture, and spirit of East, Central, and West Harlem. Go to harlemeatup.com for more info and tickets.