Celeb chefs share their most beloved burger toppings for National Cheeseburger Day, Sept. 18.
Gail Simmons, judge on Bravo’s Top Chef and author of Bringing It Home (available Oct. 24) “Tomato, pickles, blue cheese and mustard, along with a special sauce I make with mayo, shallots, ketchup, pickle juice, smoked paprika, garlic powder and hot sauce.” Adam Richman, host of Travel Channel’s
Secret Eats and author of Straight Up Tasty “Throw an onion ring on a cheddar bacon cheeseburger with a drizzle of barbecue and some pickles, and thank me later!” Maneet Chauhan, judge on Food Network’s Chopped and restaurateur “Top with caramelized onions, guacamole, salsa and tortilla chips to give it a Southwestern twist!” Duff Goldman, host of Food Network’s Cake
Masters and author of Duff Bakes “I like a thin burger on a soft, sweet bun, like King’s Hawaiian. I like lettuce, ketchup, mayo, American cheese and bacon. I’m a burger purist. Blue cheese doesn’t belong on a burger.” Visit Parade.com/burgerday for more chefs’ favorites and to find out where they go to get their burger fix.