Burgers are no strangers to reinvention. Nor is Jim Kennedy, one of three finalists in the 2016 Boston Battle of the Burger Home Grillers competition. His take on the American classic brings us to Italy in the hills of Tuscany where herbs and aged cheeses dominate the culinary landscape.
Jim’s Tuscan Burger brings a freshness and a richness of flavor to every bite. It’s the kind of Burger that will leave you wondering why you haven’t been eating Burgers like this all along.
I’ve been inspired as an avid home cook since watching Steve Raichlen, Julia Child and Jacques Pepin cook on television. For years, both my wife and I have been mastering recipes at home. We tried our hand at competition barbecue, ran a small spice business and more recently have taken to doing food for small groups at social functions.
I like to think that there is no better way to bring people together than to cook great food and spend time talking about the days’ events.
Of all the Burger-lovers who submitted their recipes for The Very Best Burger, three finalists were selected to grill their Burgers for a panel of judges at Boston Magazine’s Battle of the Burger. The winner will not only take home bragging rights, but a prize package including $200 in Schweid & Sons Burgers, a Schweid & Sons apron, and a grill from Kenyon Grills.