Fire Up the Grill!

Bobby Flay, chef-owner of four celebrated restaurants in New York City and Las Vegas and host of the Food Network’s “Boy Meets Grill,” is known for many things: a love of barbecue, an obsession with bold flavors and superior grill proficiency. Healthful eating, however, has never been a top priority. So the title of his new cookbook, “Grilling for Life: 75 Healthier Ideas for Big Flavor from the Fire,” may catch some fans by surprise. For his sixth cookbook, Flay teamed up with nutritionist Joy Bauer to create recipes low in simple sugars and refined carbs. The result: a collection of dishes as vibrant as Flay’s traditional repertoire but with far less unhealthy fat. NEWSWEEK’s Julie Scelfo visited Flay at his newest restaurant, Bar Americain, to find out what he learned from Bauer’s nutritional analyses.

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