The Great Steak Challenge, Part Dos!
April 18th, 2011
Jamie and I are excited to be back with Beringer. Last year was fun- we had a real good time doin’ it. You know this year they changed the format for the Great Steak Challenge to where Jamie and I feel like it’ll be better for the contestants. And it’s definitely better for Jamie and me, too.
It’ll make for a better, more well rounded contest. Last year, people had to go to regional cook-offs all over. It was this call to outdoor cooks and grillers to come to this location and cook in front of a huge crowd, in front of Jamie and me, and in front of people that were judgin’ you. And we some people really struggle because of it. This year, what they’re doing is they’re encouraging everybody to submit their recipe via online. So, of the thousands of entries that’ll be sent in with a steak recipe paired with a Beringer wine, 30 people will be chose. And they’ll be sent flip cameras, instead of having to go someplace to do it front of people. Like, you could have your girlfriend with a flip camera at your house, and you do your steak recipe and pair it with a Beringer right there on a video, and then boom! You email it to ‘em and there’s a whole lot less pressure, and it’s a cleaner, simpler format overall.
Jamie and me think it’ll make for a better contest, and actually that to me makes it feel like there’s some longevity to it. Like this contest can continue to go on, and I hope that it will. I hope that they’ll continue to invite Jamie and me back every year, ‘cause it’s been a lot of fun. We’ve met tons of people that are just like us, you know, that like to cook like we do and pass down family recipes, and share stories. It’s good stuff.
We had a shoot the other week over at Mama’s house where we shot some photos and video that Beringer will send over to different vendors to promote the contest. And, this is important to note, Jamie and I are excited about how closely we work with America’s Second Harvest, and things that can really make a difference in your hometown. Well, Beringer is donating $1 from each bottle of wine they sell in November and December to local food banks. We’re so excited about that.
And I can’t believe I forgot to mention- the grand prize is $25,000 and a week’s stay for two in Napa Valley.
Some people might be really nervous about entering a contest like this because it’s so much money, and there are so many entries. People might feel a lot of pressure. But the good thing about this contest is that there are no professional chefs allowed. If 75% of your income is from cooking food, you’re ineligible for the contest. This is for everyday backyard grillers. People that just have a solid, strong steak recipe and can pair it with a Beringer wine.
So let’s have fun, y’all!
Bobby is always on the go, and as someone with a health-minded attitude, he's constantly looking for ways to make his workouts count and his meals stay fresh and flavorful. Follow his blog to learn more about his adventures as one of the Deen brothers!
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