I’ve seen my share of food competitions, and years ago, went as far as sending my application to the Next Food Network Star show.  I didn’t get selected, and found out, that according to my mom, I just don’t have the personality to be on TV, but that’s another story.

With my hopes and dreams of being on the show fading away, I have instead been picturing myself as a judge on one of the food shows, and one day, hope to get a chance to sit there, hopefully on a pedestal of sorts, and rate contestants’ food.  Slowly, and carefully, inspecting bites of their culinary creations with a fork and a knife, swirling the food dramatically in my mouth, and making undiscerning sounds. 

For now though, I am happy and honored to attend the Foster Farms Fresh Chicken Cooking Contest held today in Seattle, WA at Kathy Casey Studio.  I’m excited to see many of my fellow food bloggers, and especially Jamie Peha (one of the judges!) from Table Talk Radio That Tastes Good who graciously invited me to the event – thank you!

Let the chicken cooking begin!  Good luck to the 5 Washington semifinalists, 2 of which will be moving to the finals held at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone.  “The winner of the contest will be awarded $10,000 and a one-year supply of Foster Farms fresh chicken.”  – That’s a lot of chicken!

Here’s one of my personal favorite chicken recipes – Roasted Chicken Breast with Lemon and Thyme.

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