The Book of Burger

Now that the weather is nicer, there is nothing more enjoyable than heading outside to fire up the grill. But there are so many more options than just plain old burgers. This June, Rachael Ray authors a new cook book that ensures we never eat a boring hamburger ever again!

Whether you’re cooking for one or for one hundred in your own backyard burger bash, The Book of Burger has you covered for bringing family and friends together for the love of burgers! Please ’em all—big and small—with everything from burgers to sandwiches, hot dogs, fries, sliders, and sloppies, and so much more.

Start with Rach’s “Big Spicy Mac,” tempting you from the cover, or go with the heavenly French Onion Burgers. And if beef isn’t your thing, there are plenty of chicken, pork, salmon, veggie, and lamb patties. Want a mind-blowing sandwich? Whip up the BEST one Rachael has ever made: the 7-Hour Smoked Brisket Sandwich with Smoky BBQ Sauce. Rachael even shares her legendary pickle recipe and her own homemade burger blend. Want a fun, cute, tasty bite-size treat to pass around? Rachael is slider obsessed and you will be, too: try the Mexican Pulled Pork Sliders.

With more than 200 recipes to choose from, you could make a different recipe every night of the week!

The book isn’t in stores until June 5th, but you can try out a few recipes for yourself right now! If you make one of the recipes below, please email us at audrey@simonandschuster.ca or comment on this post and let us know how it went!

Sage-scented burgers with fontina and roasted squash

Messy Giuseppe

Indian-spiced patties with yogurt sauce

Bourbon BBQ pulled chicken sandwiches and green apple slaw

You can follow Rachael on Twitter, find her on Facebook or visit her website.

Golf…well…like a pro!

You have probably already heard of Tom Watson.  A member of the PGA World Hall of Fame, he was named PGA Player of the Year six times and currently ranks sixth on the list of major championship victories. In 2009 he led the British Open with one hole to play and came within an unlucky bounce of winning it for the sixth time.

In his book, The Timeless Swing, Watson draws on all the knowledge and expertise he has accumulated over the course of his extraordinary career, imparting lessons that will help golfers of any age play to the best of their abilities and enjoy the game more. From fundamentals like learning the proper grip to advanced shotmaking techniques such as swinging in wind, he breaks down the full swing into all its parts and explains with his trademark easy voice the most effective ways for mastering each.

Take at look at some sample pages (click to zoom):

A perfect gift for golfers of any age and ability or for Father’s Day! The Timeless Swing is in stores March 29th.

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Blockade Billy by Stephen King: This original, never-before-published novella is Stephen King at his very best! Even the most die-hard baseball fans don’t know the true story of William “Blockade Billy” Blakely. He may have been the greatest player the game has ever seen, but today no one remembers his name. He was the first–and only–player to have his existence completely removed from the record books. Even his team is long forgotten, barely a footnote in the game’s history. Every effort was made to erase any evidence that William Blakely played professional baseball, and with good reason. Blockade Billy had a secret darker than any pill or injection that might cause a scandal in sports today. His secret was much, much worse… and only Stephen King, the most gifted storyteller of our age, can reveal the truth to the world, once and for all.

The Promised War by Thomas Greanias: First in an exciting new trilogy from bestselling author Thomas Greanias. Israeli counter-terrorism agent Sam Deker manages to thwart an attempt by radical Palestinians to blow up Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock mosque. However, this threat was just a diversion. Deker himself is the real target. He is captured and tortured because of his deep knowledge of Israel’s most closely guarded state secret. He manages to escape but finds himself trapped in time and responsible with finding the truth, securing Israel’s future and saving the twenty-first century from The Promised War.

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