Michael Chiarello is the chef/owner of Bottega in Yountville, California, a renowned cookbook author and, yes, you definitely have seen him on Top Chef Masters. He’s also a Food Republic Grilling God and an all-around awesome guy. So naturally, his latest cookbook, Live Fire, is an instant hit around these parts. Heat up that grill nice and hot, it’s wine and cheese (burger) time.

Sweet onions cooked in Zinfandel — hard to top this as a topping for a burger. For all its rich, complex flavor, this marmalade is fast and easy to make. The combination of blue cheese and Zin onions makes this one of my favorite burgers. Serve with a good Zinfandel. (Duh.)

Reprinted with permission from Michael Chiarello’s Live Fire