Carefully simmering fresh ginger in water for a good, long while is the key to deep, rounded flavor. Once you have the ginger syrup on hand, a hankering for ginger ale can be satisfied practically instantly (the drink's trademark fizz comes from seltzer).
Chef Josh Capon of Lure Fishbar in New York City won the hearts of the burger-loving crowd at the 2009 Rachael Ray Burger Bash. An homage to the famous In-N-Out burger chain, his caramelized onion and bacon jam burger earned him the People's Choice Award.
This gorgeous pie plays on the wonderful affinity between pork and apples. The fruit gives a subtle sweetness to the cider-enriched gravy and the sage lends an aromatic note. Equipment and preparation: you will need a pie dish and a pie funnel.