How About A Christmas 'Quickfire' Giveaway?

What did you do last night? Did you shovel snow? Go to a movie? Decorate the tree or make cookies?

What did I do? Why, thanks for asking. I hope you don’t mind if I answer your question with a question. Looking at that photo above, can you tell what I did last night? If you did the same thing I did, the answer will come easily.

Since I’m not a tease (at least not much of one), how about I give you another clue.

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Yes, I admit it. I’ve been drawn back into watching chefs go head to head on Bravo. I’m curious; did you figure out what I did from the photo of the foil-wrapped potato or did you have to see the Top Chef logo? It all happened after attending the blogger summit in Chicago and taking part in a kitchen competition. It touched that competitive nerve in me and got me wanting more.

top chef, season 10, seattle, brooke williamson, bravoSo, now I live vicariously through Brooke Williamson on Wednesday nights. Yeah, I know. I just gave away my favorite chef. I like her calmness and creativity in the kitchen (lamb stuffed squid? How cool is that?). I love the fact that they don’t have to beep out every other word she says. I love that she’s still around.

How about you? Do you have a favorite chef in the show (who?)? 

If you saw the show last night, you know that the Quickfire Challenge was so, so very unique. I think it’s so fun to be given access to so much food yet to not know what you were choosing until you unwrapped each item. Yeah, I know the whole Reynolds Wrap thing was a marketing thing, but so what? It was a great idea.

In a way, this is a marketing thing too. Being one of Bravo’s ‘Top Chef A-Listers’ I get to watch the show, talk about it and then share some cool stuff with you. For instance, I get to rant about how much I dislike the potty mouths some of these chefs have on them and how much they act like children with their whining, excuses and fighting like they want the same swing on the playground.

I guess that’s another reason that I like Brooke. She stays out of that junk. How about you? What did you find most memorable about last night’s Top Chef episode?

What I also get to do this week is give someone a subscription to Food & Wine Magazine. See, it’s still all about the magazines.

Are you interested? I thought so. I would be too. Consider it a Christmas present from Bravo and Top Chef, given through me to you.

Christmas. Yup. It’s really is right around the corner. Presents are being bought, trees are getting decorated and menus are getting planned. Do you have your Holiday dinner plans set? Which dish that will be on your table is the family favorite and will disappear first?

I’ll bet it would be fun to plan a menu around the recipes in Food & Wine, don’t you? I’d love to give you the chance to try.

That’s why, starting today, you can enter to win a one-year subscription to Food & Wine Magazine.  Here are the official instructions on how you can enter to win multiple times:

  1. Answer any of the bolded questions up above that you want to answer; one comment per answer. That gives you up to five entries. If you haven’t seen last night’s episode and want to, you can do so on
  2. Leave comments by 9 a.m. EST, Monday, December 24. At that time I’ll let choose the winner.
  3. The giveaway is open to those living in the continental United States only.

Good luck!