We all love lazy Sundays, but perhaps no one loves them more than Bobby Flay. After all, the restaurateur, cookbook author, and TV chef has a whole show on Cooking Channel dedicated to it, Brunch @ Bobby’s. Now, he has a follow-up book to accompany it, out this month, titled Brunch @ Bobby’s: 140 Recipes for the Best Part of the Weekend. We caught up with the chef or a few minutes to talk about his cooking show, the new cookbook, and his personal brunch favorites.
Why is brunch your favorite meal of the week?
It’s a slow meal especially designed for lazy Sunday mornings. It’s the perfect time to catch up with friends, rehash the goings on of the night before, prepare yourself for the week ahead, and you get to have a cocktail before 5 p.m.!
What brunch creation of yours are you most proud of?
I don’t know that I have one that I am most proud of because I really do love all of my recipes, but one that I always enjoy eating and could eat every single day is the Creamy Polenta with Braised Greens, Poached Eggs and Chile Oil. It is comforting, decadent, and delicious, all things that brunch dishes should be.
How can we get people who dislike brunch to change their minds?
Why would anyone dislike brunch? There is just nothing to hate about it. Delicious egg dishes, fluffy pancakes, crisp waffles, bacon, maple syrup…cocktails! Enough said!
Can you share any fun facts about the making of Brunch @ Bobby’s?
It takes three and a half hours to tape one 24-minute Brunch@Bobby’s show.
That is a fun fact. All right: brunch lighting round! Tell us your top pick for each. First up: Bloody Mary or Mimosa?
Saturday or Sunday brunch?
Sunday…It is the one day of the week that I really do try to take for myself.
Brunch: before noon or after noon?
Sweet or savory brunch?
Savory, but I always order pancakes or waffles or French toast “for the table.”
To celebrate Bobby’s book, we’re giving away 10 signed copies of Brunch @ Bobby’s. To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment telling us your favorite brunch dish. We’ll randomly pick 10 winners next Wednesday, October 14. Good luck!