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Grill-lympics: Announcing the Grand Prize Winner

By Robyn Doyon-Aitken, Web producer

August 22nd, 2011

Thanks to all the Grill-lympians who made it an exciting four weeks around here. We’ve loved seeing what’s been fired up on your grills every week.

Picking a stand-out among stand-outs wasn’t easy. Reviewing editors’ votes, comments ranged from  “The Lebanese chicken is the dish I most want to make,” to “She had me at pancetta.” One said the baby backs made her want to lick her screen, while the stuffed peppers got a “Hey. . .interesting. I'd try those!”
In the end, an early entry, Judy's Pancetta-Gruyere Burger with Grilled Vidalia Onions won our hearts—and a Char-Broil Commercial Series™ Two Burner Infrared Grill. Congratulations, Judy!

Pancetta-Gruyere Burger with Grilled Vidalia Onions recipe Grilled Baby Back Ribs
Pancetta-Gruyere Burger with Grilled Vidalia Onions
Grilled Baby Back Ribs

Sheesh Tawook with Toom (Lebanese Garlic Aioli) recipe Golden Raisin & Smoked Almond Quinoa Stuffed Peppers recipe
Sheesh Tawook with Toom (Lebanese Garlic Aioli)
Golden Raisin & Smoked Almond Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

A hearty thanks goes out to everyone who participated in the Grill-lympics and to the companies that donated the prizes that put a little extra sizzle in our challenge:, Allen Brothers Steaks,, Zwilling J.A. Henckels, and Char-Broil. We really appreciate it.

Our grilling challenge may be over, but there's plenty more grilling to be done before the season ends. And, if you're hungry for another challenge, stay tuned. We'll be asking to see your Christmas cookies before you know it!


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Comments (3)

Judy_Purcell writes: Thanks! Loved your FoodWonk recipes, subscribed to your blog too. :) Posted: 5:33 pm on August 22nd

FoodWonk writes: Congrats Judy! Thanks to Fine Cooking and the companies that donated the prizes for a great contest. I loved all of the grilling and my family loved critiquing the dishes. Posted: 4:41 pm on August 22nd

Judy_Purcell writes: Thank you so much--It was a fun challenge to be a part of! Posted: 4:21 pm on August 22nd

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