I have been watching all of these cooking contests on the Food Network and Bravo lately, and I've been thinking, "I can do that!" The Build a Better Burger contest was what really caught my attention. Then there was the seafood grilling contest (on Food Network, I think) and the Top Chefs on Bravo, and the Recipe Showdown. These people win big money and great prizes.
I think the Top Chefs had to beat out a lot of other people in different rounds/competitions to get there, but I think the burger people just had to submit recipes to get into the running. One woman who always pops up in the different Food Network competitions (usually in the finals) seems to be just a normal cook from Nacogdoches, Texas
Has anyone ever entered a recipe for one of these types of competitions? Or, have you ever entered or won any type of cooking contest, either local or whatever?