"cook offs"

United States
February 28, 2009 6:46pm CST
Have you ever participated in a cook off.. would you want to? If you did what type of cook off was it and if you would like to which kind would you want to participate in? I was watching the food network today when we had company over and we ended up watching this hamburger cookoff and the winner got $50,000.... for a hamburger!! the runner up for best alternative burger got $10,000. not bad for 3 hours of work... LOL so that made me think, we have so many types of people here... maybe someone has been in a cook off and won or came in the top 3 or.... maybe you have a secret chili recipe and would love to participate in one.... I have never, but I would love to go see one... so have you or would you?
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@mysdianait (64213)
• Italy
2 Mar 09
I am not aware of 'cook-offs' here in Italy and it certainly sounds fun and some great prizes too - maybe I should consider moving? We have 'eat-offs' here where contestants have to eat this, that ot the other and the one who eats the most in the shortest space of time wins. Sounds revolting to me and I wouldn't be interested but 'cook-offs' sound such fun!
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• United States
3 Mar 09
they are alot of fun to watch and you actually get so nervous when it gets to the judging time...LOL, at least for me... "eat-offs" I know for sure I couldnt do that, I am too picky with what I eat..LOL we have some here ....like the hot dog one...oh I couldnt do that!! LMAO!! maybe if you get a chance to visit the USA, then maybe you can check out a "Cook-off"
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@mysdianait (64213)
• Italy
3 Mar 09
Sooner or later I will definately be in USA as my sister is there and this could well be something else to add to the agenda!
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• United States
4 Mar 09
well have fun when you do get here... and if they have any "cook-off" I think that would be alot of fun to try to see...
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• United States
1 Mar 09
I've seen those cook-offs also. I consider myself to be a really good cook, very creative and people love my creations but that said I really don't have the confidence to participate in that kind of thing. I know that doesn't make sense but I don't think I could really stand out enough to win something. But for those who do win it- that is some crazy money for stuff, huh?
• United States
3 Mar 09
It really is, I mean the lady won 50,000. for a burger... I wish I was a better cook!! LOL thanks for the response.
@matersfish (6311)
• United States
1 Mar 09
I've always wanted to do the Memphis in May BBQ cook off. No way I'd even come close to winning, but I love to BBQ and I have some great recipes I've been working on. And more than that, I'd just like to eat everyone elses food! :D
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• United States
1 Mar 09
oh now a BBQ cook off would be so awesome to go see and yes to try the food too!!!! We watch those all the time on the food network and always say how we would love to go see them... enjoy when you get there!! thanks for the response.
@fasttalker (2797)
• United States
1 Mar 09
I participate in a Chili cook off every year. Our community does it for our Senior Citizens. It costs $10.00 to enter and when it first started there was only ribbons awarded for prizes but after a few years people started asking local businesses to donate free dinners and coupons and things so you get a nice little bag of goodies for 1st place and runner up now. And you still get the ribbons too. I have won the Blue ribbon every year except one and I got the Red ribbon that year (2nd place) All of the proceeds go to make up food baskets and pay utilitites for low income seniors in our area. It's a great event!
• United States
1 Mar 09
that is so great!!! and congratulations on the blue ribbon!!! yay I am going to look into a few cook offs this year and try to go watch them...not quite ready to enter any just yet, but I love to watch them. thanks for responding.
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