2009 South Beach Wine & Food Festival

  • Burger Bash host Rachael Ray, left, congratulates chef Carol Wallack of Sola Chicago for winning the Idaho Potato Side Dish Challenge at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Frank Muir, President & CEO, ldaho Potato Commission, was one of several judges. PR NEWSWIRE

  • "Mr. Food" aka Art Ginsburg, Chef Carol Wallack of Sola Chicago, Frank Muir, President & CEO Idaho Potato Commission and Don Odiorne, VP Foodservice, Idaho Potato Commission, proudly display the $5,000 donation to Florida International University. The donation was made by the Idaho Potato Commission on behalf of Chef Wallack who won the Idaho Potato Side Dish Challenge at South Beach Wine & Food Festival. PR NEWSWIRE

  • Rachael Ray at the 2009 South Beach Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash. MANNY HERNANDEZ PHOTOS

  • John Cusimano and Rachael Ray at the 2009 South Beach Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash. MANNY HERNANDEZ PHOTOS

  • John Cusimano and Rachael Ray at the 2009 South Beach Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash. MANNY HERNANDEZ PHOTOS

  • Rachael Ray and John Cusimano at the 2009 South Beach Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash. MANNY HERNANDEZ PHOTOS

  • Rachael Ray and husband John Cusimano raise a glass at the 2009 South Beach Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash. MANNY HERNANDEZ PHOTOS

  • Rachael Ray and Katie Lee Joel at the 2009 South Beach Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash. MANNY HERNANDEZ PHOTOS

  • Rachael Ray and Mashaharu Morimoto at the 2009 South Beach Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash. MANNY HERNANDEZ PHOTOS

  • Lee Schrager and Rachael Ray at the 2009 South Beach Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash. MANNY HERNANDEZ PHOTOS

  • Under the tent at the 2009 South Beach Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash. MANNY HERNANDEZ PHOTOS

  • Rachael Ray savors the goods at the 2009 South Beach Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash. MANNY HERNANDEZ PHOTOS

  • Mashaharu Morimoto at the 2009 South Beach Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash. MANNY HERNANDEZ PHOTOS

  • Katie Lee Joel and Bobby Flay at the 2009 South Beach Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash. MANNY HERNANDEZ PHOTOS

  • Katie Lee Joel at the 2009 South Beach Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash. MANNY HERNANDEZ PHOTOS

  • Bobby Flay cooks up burgers at the 2009 South Beach Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash. MANNY HERNANDEZ PHOTOS

  • Bobby Flay cooks up burgers at the 2009 South Beach Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash. MANNY HERNANDEZ PHOTOS

  • Television personality Rachael Ray eats some onion from the burger she is sampling from The Counter, a restaurant from Los Angeles. Ray is accompanied by her husband John Cusimano, holding the burger. CHARLES TRAINOR JR / MHS

  • Amanda Felder and Emily Corlina carry their burgers through the tent area at the Burger Bash. CHARLES TRAINOR JR / MHS

  • Rachael Ray enjoys a laugh with Chef Spike Mendelsohn of the Good Stuff Eatery as she toured the tent tasting burgers. CHARLES TRAINOR JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • The Burger Bash tent was filled with tables of burgers and lines of attendees. CHARLES TRAINOR JR / MHS

  • Ritz Carlton chef Thomas Connell with his sons Tommy, 8, and Justin, 9, at the Burger Bash. CHARLES TRAINOR JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Rachael Ray looks at her husband John Cusimano as he bites into a burger at the Burger Bash. CHARLES TRAINOR JR / MHS

  • Guests pass by tables filled with burgers at the Burger Bash. CHARLES TRAINOR JR / MHS

  • Jason Johaan puts blue cheese crumbles on burgers prepared for the Burger Bash. CHARLES TRAINOR JR / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Maria Mur salts burgers being prepared for the Burger Bash. CHARLES TRAINOR JR / MHS

  • Rachael Ray reads the list of restaurants involved in the Amstel Light Burger Bash. CHARLES TRAINOR JR / MHS

  • Queen Sofia and King Juan Carlos of Spain attend the Viva España Gala in Coral Gables. MANNY HERNANDEZ PHOTOS

  • Queen Sofia and King Juan Carlos of Spain, and Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, president of Miami Dade College, at the Hotel Biltmore in Coral Gables during the Viva España event held on Thursday evening. ROBERTO KOLTUN / EL NUEVO HERALD

  • 02.21.2009 -- Miami Herald Staff Photo by John VanBeekum -- Martha Stewart laughs at a remark as she prepares to pull apart a lobster during her celebrity chef cooking demo at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival on the beach in Miami Beach Saturday morning. JOHN VANBEEKUM / MIAMI HERALD STAFF