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CONTEST! Photo Caption This

by in View All Posts, July 16th, 2009

It’s road trip time! We happened to get our paws on some tickets and hotel accommodations to The Food Network Southern Food & Wine Festival at Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, TN. So enter our “Photo Caption This” contest here on FNDish.com, and get together a road trip for July 31/August 1 (or if you live in or around Nashville, TN then you’re already good to go)!

Photo Caption THIS:

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Here’s how you play:
Take a long, hard look at the picture above. Write an original and creative photo caption for the image, and enter it in the comments section of this post. A little humor doesn’t hurt either! We’ll pick one (1) winner next Thursday, July 23 (at which point we’ll ask you to fill out an entry form). You are eligible if you: a) can travel to Nashville, TN on either July 31st or August 1st AND b) are 21 years of age or older. (See full contest rules here).

Here’s the PRIZE PACKAGE:
One (1) night accommodations (double occupancy) at Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN, on July 31 or August 1, 2009
Two (2) tickets to a cooking seminar with Bobby and Jamie Deen (Friday, 7/31) or The Neelys (Saturday, 8/1)
Two (2) tickets to the festival exhibit hall featuring food and wine vendors, food samplings, cooking competitions, kids’ area, wine tastings and more!

By submitting a comment on this post you agree to these contest rules.

WINNERS: Bobby Flay Limerick Throwdown

by in View All Posts, July 15th, 2009

You guys really went all out for our Bobby Flay limerick contest! We recieved over 300 entries on FNDish.com and Facebook.com/FoodNetwork. It was a hard choice, but below are the three submissions that stood out to us:

#1 – Jeremy found our FN Dish contest on Facebook and submitted this witty limerick:

There once was a cow who was stricken
With the need to make us eat more chicken
But one fateful day
The cow met Bobby Flay
And now she thinks beef’s finger-lickin’!

#2 – We felt that Karen captured the soul of Bobby’s burger outlook:

“A burgers just a burger” you’ll say
Until you’ve found Bobby Flay.
The meat you’ll be grilling
And the fixins’ make them thrilling
“A burgers just a burger? – Not Today!”

#3 – Ah, the Sherwood family. Their full-family participation (mother, father and daughter) really impressed us. Here are four of the twenty limericks they submitted, starting with Sherwood Father, Terry, after he apparently realized his wife was spending all day coming up with limericks for our contest:

There once was a blogger named Rose,
Who obsessively tried to compose,
Five limericks a day
About Bobby Flay,
Will she win only Food Network knows!

-Terry

My husband thinks he’s the grill master,
But Bobby Flay cooks so much faster.
He grills meat with heat
And his burgers are treats.
My spouse is becoming a true bastard.

-Rose

There once was a husband and wife
Who sat up all night in strife.
With no time to play,
It was limericks All Day!
Obviously, they had no life.

- Laira (Sherwood Daughter)

Thank you FN for all of the fun.
We’ve played the game and had a good run.
It’s Bobby’s last wish
That we should finish.
Flay’s burgers have certainly won!

- Terry and Rose

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Hope everyone had as much fun writing these limericks as we did reading them. Should we do more contests like this? Shout out your suggestions!

What is Bobby Throwing Down?

by in View All Posts, July 13th, 2009

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We recently spotted Bobby Flay in the Food Network kitchens shooting Throwdown. You know the beginning of each episode where he trains with his sous chefs, Miriam and Stephanie? Well, we caught them in the midst of culinary boot camp for an upcoming Throwdown and managed to snap a couple pics for your guessing pleasure.
Throwdown2 Since Bobby hasn’t surprised his next suspect yet with a Throwdown, we can’t disclose what’s behind the blurred circles. However, we would love to hear your theories on The FN Dish! What dish hasn’t made it on the show that you think is worth “throwing down”? Here’s a list of past Throwdown dishes to help you out.

Susie’s Answers – Episode 5

by in View All Posts, View Video Only, July 10th, 2009

Ask Susie – Episode 6

by in View All Posts, July 10th, 2009

Want to know what Susie really thought about The Next Food Network Star, Episode 6? Now you can ask her!

Susie will pick a few of the best questions entered in the comment section of this post and answer you directly via vlog next Friday, July 17.

- Watch Susie’s Answers – Episode 1
- Watch Susie’s Answers – Episode 2
- Watch Susie’s Answers – Episode 3
- Watch Susie’s Answers – Episode 4
- Watch Susie’s Answers – Episode 5

What’s Shooting Now – REVEALED

by in View All Posts, July 8th, 2009

REVEAL UPDATE:
We came so close to fooling you smarty pants with this addition of “What’s Shooting Now,” but in the end…. you guys reigned supreme! Here is the reveal….

clueanswer_signThis is the final tally from all of your submitted votes.
(Accumulated from both Facebook and here on FN Dish):

Iron Chef America = 37 votes
Chopped = 30
The Next Food Network Star = 4
30 Minute Meals = 1
Giada at Home = 1
Chef vs. City = 1
The Next Iron Chef = 1

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cluanswer_stadiumA view from Kitchen Stadium above the lighting grid as the crew and culinary department make final touches on the set.

CONTINUE READING

What’s Shooting Now?

by in View All Posts, July 7th, 2009

As a reminder, here’s how the “What’s Shooting Now?” game works: We give you a collection of image clues, and after examining the evidence, you make an educated guess as to what show is shooting in the Food Network studios at this very moment. Tomorrow, I’ll let the official cat out of the bag for the big reveal.

CLUE COLLECTION:

Clues

Susie’s Answers – Episode 4

by in View All Posts, July 3rd, 2009

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Thanks for another great week of questions! I’m traveling sans video camera this week, so blogging answers to you instead. Back up vlogging next week (promise), so post all your questions for this Sunday’s Episode 5 over here.

Onto my Episode 4 responses…

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Of course Teddy is the talk of the town this week! Courtney specifically wrote in wanting to know, “Was the decision to send Teddy home unanimous? If not, who did each judge vote to send home and why?”

I was really on the fence at first about whether we should let Teddy or Katie go. But Bob, and especially Bobby, really liked Katie and wanted to see more from her. I came down pretty hard on Katie for the under-cooked food, but Teddy just could not overcome being so forced and fake on camera. You saw in the challenge he had notes on his hand! So even though both of them were almost equally at the bottom for me, in the end, it was unanimous for us that Teddy needed to leave this week.

Jeffrey definitely had a tough episode this week. Debby asked me in the comments, “What the heck was Jeffrey supposed to do with blueberries and lobster? Since the baskets were chosen for them, are you trying to make Jeffrey fail?”

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Ask Susie – Episode 5

by in View All Posts, July 3rd, 2009

Questions for this episode are CLOSED. Watch Susie’s Episode 5 response: Susie’s Answers – Episode 5. To submit questions to Susie, go to Ask Susie – Episode 6.

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Want to know what Susie really thought about The Next Food Network Star, Episode 5? Now you can ask her!

Write in all of your burning questions to Susie about Episode 5 in the comments section within this post! Susie will pick a few of the best questions and answer you directly via vlog next Friday, July 10.

- Watch Susie’s Answers – Episode 1
- Watch Susie’s Answers – Episode 2
- Watch Susie’s Answers – Episode 3
- Watch Susie’s Answers – Episode 4
- Watch Susie’s Answers – Episode 4

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