To purchase the best of what TATS Sauces & Marinades have to offer from last year’s Feast Your Eyes on This Spicy Cooking Challenge Champion, Shauna Jellsey, please click the TATS picture above to check out all their great all natural products, including their newly added line of dry rubs and seasonings. Now for the month of March, if you purchase any 4 items, you will receive a FREE bottle of their Black Dahlia Ghost Hickory Barbecue Sauce, winner of a 2011 Lenny Award for best spicy BBQ Sauce. Just mention the FYEOT Spicy Cooking Challenge in the comments box at checkout. Shauna is giving a $50 cash card to the winner of this week’s round as well as being our guest judge with her hubby Derek.
Thanks TATS for your endless support and sponsorship!
Round 1 Challenge:
Let me review what the 1st challenge is for those who missed my video announcement on Wednesday. All the contestants received a jar of pepper jelly from Chef Denise Baxter of Mountain View High School’s Wildcat Cafe & Bakery. We randomly sent them 1 of 4 kinds of pepper jelly, (Red Pepper Habanero, Jalapeno, Mango Habanero and the 2012 Lenny Award winning Pineapple Habanero). Their job is to simply create a spicy dish using their given pepper jelly. If you want to get some of this special pepper jelly and support their culinary arts program just CLICK HERE for info.
I am very positive that this is going to be a very good season because these contestants came out swinging in this 1st round. Even with that said, we had some lateness issues, in fact as of this morning I was still missing Bo’s video which failed to send last night after I went to bed. It is now up, but way late. I would hate to eliminate someone so early because of that. The judges have been informed and will make the necessary deductions in the points going forward. Tracy was also a little late as well, but just about 30 minutes. He will also have his score reduced because of this infraction and since his video was also over by 11 seconds, he will lose points that way too. NSomeone will be eliminated and we will go down to 7, so hopefully their spicy recipes are enough to keep them alive. The winner of this round will not just get the $50 TATS prize, but also a bonus going into the next round.
We have prizes valued over $3,000 this year. Thanks to our great sponsors:
Houston Hot Sauce Festival – Free Booth
Zestfest Midwest – Free Booth
Chile Pepper Magazine – Huge Advertising Package
Endorphin Farms – $400 in cash prizes
Refining Fire Chiles – $150 in cash prizes
Plus our weekly $50 prize sponsors!
Our talented Judges:
Judy Fuhrhop (now replacing Greg Bagarozy)
Shauna & Derek Jellsey www.tatsoriginal.com
Feast Your Eyes Challenge Calendar: (All Videos will be posted at 9am est.)
February 27 Contestant Intro Videos were released LINK
March 6- 1st Challenge LINK
March 9- Midnight is the deadline for the 1st challenge
March 10- All Contestant Videos are posted
March 13- 2nd Challenge
March 16- Midnight Deadline for 2nd challenge
March 17- All Contestant Videos are posted
March 20- 3rd Challenge
March 23- Midnight Deadline for 3rd Challenge
March 24- All Contestant Videos are posted
March 27- 4th Challenge
March 30- Midnight Deadline for 4th Challenge
March 31- All Contestant Videos are posted
April 3- 5th Challenge
April 6- Midnight Deadline for 5th Challenge
April 7- All Contestant Videos are posted
April 10- 6th & Final Challenge
April 13- Midnight Deadline for Final Challenge
April 14- Finalist Videos are posted
April 17- Winner is announced!
THERE IS A POLL AT THE BOTTOM OF THE VIDEO SO PEOPLE CAN PICK THEIR FAVORITES. Now to the videos…
Jennifer Reynolds of Sauce Goddess
Kevin Billings of High Octane Sauce Company
Sam Peters of Patter Fam Sauces
Mike Isenberg of Wicked Cactus Sauces
Ricky Sanders of Madison Chocolatiers West
Tina Tillman of Chesterville Pepper Company
Tracy Carter of JAC’s Tailgaters
Bo Perkins of Addiction Sauces