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Gourmet Magazine + Expedia.com

Gourmet Volare Video Sweepstakes! Vedi, Vieni, in Italia!Grand Price: $5,000 trip to Italy (travel provided by Expedia(r))

Daily Instant Prizes: Broadway Tickets, Cruises to the Caribbean, Autographed Gourmet Cookbooks,  and more!

SPECIAL OFFER: One year of Gourmet (12 issues) for just $1 an issue!

Anthony Bourdain: FAN-atic Special – Serving up Sidekicks on The Travel Channel

I don’t believe it:  Anthony Bourdain of The Travel Channel’s No Reservations has an open casting call for his biggest fan.  Opportunity of a lifetime !

Upload Your Video Entry after becoming a “What’s Your Trip”  member (3 minute maximum time limit).

Make sure to read the Casting Call Guidelines first! Read Them Here.

DUE DATE: March 15, 2008!

Bertolli® Marketing Mash-up

Now, I love cooking and I love marketing – but, Bertolli’s WhatsYourMedStyle.com seems like too much of a good thing.

The site utilizes technological flourishes including Rocco DiSpirito’s spirited attention grabbing opening speech. The main pull seems to be a chance for an opportunity to co-host an online cooking show (with Rocco DiSpirito of Top Chef fame, but of course), but as your eyes dart around the page, each calls for a different action.

To the side, they let you watch Rocco, and even better, they let you watch/rate/link your competition, should you enter the competition for the co-hosting opportunity. Then, almost as an afterthought, they stick on a $2 off coupon for Bertolli® Mediterranean style frozen dinners (they’re pretty good, actually). Then, as if ALL of the above wasn’t enough – they have a link to weekly giveaways such as $100 gift cards or autographed cookbooks.

If you want to check it out: What’s Your Med Style?

Glad’s Steamiest Chef

You know, the Brawny man and Mr. Clean are two guys who show the rest of mankind that it’s okay to clean. The following men apparently are competing in Glad’s Steamiest Chef contest for a chance to show mankind it’s okay to…steam?

Although clever, I do not believe a “steamy” celebrity chef is going to entice me into buying Glad’s SimplyCooking: Microwave Steaming Bags.

But, I may be inclined to vote

Sam Talbot

Dave Lieberman

Govind Armstrong

G. Garvin

Aaron Sanchez

The 2nd Annual Simply Manischewitz Cook-Off

Mid-September brings not only cooler temperatures, but the beginning of the High Holy Days for Judaism.  And what holiday is complete without the proper table sprawl of food and drink?  The 2nd Annual Simply Manischewitz Cook-Off  gives you a chance to try your hand at a festive recipe.  So be creative, come up with something based on a Manischewitz® favorite that gets your juices flowing but doesn’t make a mess.

(And since holidays arn’t about slaving over the stove – try to enter one that can be completed in under an hour.)

Enter The Contest Here

Olive Garden: Win a Trip to Italy!

Now – May 27, 2007 visit Olive Garden’s Win a Trip to Italy page (https://www.olivegardensweeps.com/ ) for your chance to win a 8-day guided trip for two to Rome, Florence, and Olive Garden’s Culinary Institute of Tuscany.

P.S. 100 Runner-Ups will receive $100 Gift Cards to Olive Garden!

P.S.S. Olive Garden has cooking videos of their chefs making Chicken Crostina, Shrimp & Asparagus Risotto, Tuscan Garlic Chicken, & Chianti Braised Short Ribs right on their website. Yummy!

Food Network’s Ultimate BBQ Sweepstakes

Food Network’s Ultimate BBQ Sweepstakes

Do you dream about a new kitchen?  A stainless steel fridge, hand-painted tiles, an entire line of top-end cookware?  How does $65,000 of kitchen renovations sound?

You can enter  Food Network’s Ultimate BBQ Sweepstakes once a day from now until June 7, 2007 for your chance to win.  On the entry page you can also sign up to receive various e-mail newsletters and other special offers (from Food Network’s sister sites of HGTV, DIY Network, and Fine Living Network.