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Fine Cooking’s Summer 2011 Grill-lympics

Share your grilling with us for a chance to win some cool (or should we say "hot" prizes!)

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Welcome to the Grill-lympics challenge! Check the bottom of post each week for updates.

Ladies and gentlemen, start your grills. In this summer challenge we want to see your grill marks. In past challenges, you’ve shared your cookies, salads, pizzas, and soup recipes with us. Now, we want to see how creative you can be when food meets the flame.

Starting Monday, July 18, we’re celebrating the awesomeness that is grilling with weekly themed challenges and prizes that’ll help you get your grill on.

Need tips & tricks from grilling masters? Check out the Guide to Grilling for hundreds of recipes and grilling how-to.

How to Participate
All you have to do to participate in our Grill-lymipcs is fire up your grills (see theme schedule) and share your dish with us. To enter, upload a photo and description to our Community Gallery (please use “Grill-lympics” in the title of your post, so it stands out).

If you’ve got your own personal blog, simply send us a link to your post via Twitter or Facebook, or send an email with the link to fcblogs@taunton.com. We’ll announce your entry in our Community Gallery and follow up with a badge so your followers know you’re a Grill-lympics contender.

Fine Cooking 2011 Grill-lypics Schedule

Grill It Win It
July 18-July 24
Burgers & Hot Dogs
Looftlighter plug-in fire starter by firecraft.com (ARV $79.95)
July 25-July 31
Steaks & Ribs
Allen Brothers Steaks: “With the Bone” assortment (Two 12 oz. USDA Prime bone-in filets mignon and two 14 oz. USDA Prime bone-in sirloin strip steaks (ARV $199.95)
August 1-August 7
iGrill Probe Thermometer by iGrillinc.com (ARV $99.99)
August 8-August 14
Wild Card (anything goes, from vegetables to pizzas to desserts!)
Grill Tool Set courtesy of the knife pros at Zwilling J.A. Henckels (ARV $160)

How to Win
Each Monday, starting July 25, Fine Cooking editors will pick three finalists from the previous week’s entries. A post will be published—and linked below—featuring the finalists along with a poll where the FineCooking.com community (that’s you!) can vote for a favorite entry (one vote per IP address). The poll will close at noon the following day, and the post will be updated to reflect the winner.

Grand Prize: The Fine Cooking editors will review each winning entry, and on Friday, August 19, they’ll pick one stand-out dish for the grand prize, Char-Broil Commercial Series™ Two Burner Infrared Grill

Check out the Grill-lympics challenge and post your entry.


Week One, Burgers & Hot Dogs: Congrats to Judy, the blogger from SavoringToday.com. Her Pancetta-Gruyere Burger with Grilled Vidalia Onions is your favorite Grill-limpics burger. Judy will be starting her next fire with a Looftlighter plug-in fire starter by firecraft.com.

Week Two, Steaks & Ribs: Congrats to Amy from the Food Wonk blog. Her Grilled Baby Backs took the poll, and the premium steaks from Allen Brothers Steaks as well. That’s one delicious prize.

Week Three, Chicken: Congrats to Ziad whose childhood favorite took the prize, an iGrill Probe Thermometer.

Week Four, Wild Card: Congrats to Michaela. Her Grilled Stuffed Peppers are the wild card week winner. Michaela will be working the grill with her awesome, new Grill Tool Set at her Labor Day cookout. 

Grand prize winner: An early entry took home Grill-lympics gold. Congratulations, Judy! And THANK YOU to everyone who shared his or her grilling with us.


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