Round 4 is sponsored by Endorphin Farms. They are a FDA approved co-packer that specializes in gourmet hot sauces and BBQ sauces. They make the whole process of co-packing enjoyable and easy. They work with several companies in the industry and don’t strive to be the biggest, just the best. Customer service and product quality are the number one priorities. Please contact them for any information on their services.
We are now down to 5 spicy competitors. For those unaware of what happened during the week, Bill of Buddha Bill’s had to step out of the challenge because of pneumonia that he got last week. He told me he thought he could do it, but as the days proceeded he wasn’t getting better and he certainly didn’t want to cook something for people while he was in this condition and perhaps get them sick too. We are sorry to lose him, please show him some love and check out his website and try some of his great products. Get well Bill.
I had to make an executive decision, and since Butch T was still into it, I allowed him back into the competition albeit a 4 day handicap since he was told on Wednesday when Bill dropped out. Bill was 5th and Butch was 6th last round, so I thought it was a close enough race to switch one for the other. I informed all the competitors of my decision, and we move on from here. Welcome back Butch.
This round was called “Finger Food Frenzy” and it was about creating spicy finger food. We gave them 4 items to make plus a spicy dipping sauce. The items were:
1- Sliders (a set of 3 of the same)
2- Pastry/Wonton crunchy/flaky thingy
3- Something on a stick
4- Fried food
Each of the contestants had their own food category based on their Round 3 finish and their choice was thus:
1- Johnny- Pork/Pig/Boar
2- Sam- Poultry/Bird
3- Clement- Grain(bread, pasta, rice, corn, etc)
4- Scott- Beef/Lamb/Veal
5- Butch- Cheese
They were allowed to make as many more things if they felt they had the time, but I knew it was going to be truly a frenzy to fit it all into the 8 minute assigned video time. It doesn’t get easy at this stage of the game. The recipe videos that appear are in the order they are received. Johnny from Heartbreaking Dawns has won the last 3 rounds. Can he be stopped? Is there anyone who can step up to meet him at his cooking level? The Round 4 $50 prize from Endorphin Farms is there for the taking? Only time will tell, as our judges have their work cutout for them.
Debby Hartinger from our sponsor Jungle Jim’s International Market and their Weekend of Fire Show in Oct 1-2, 2011
Tracy Carter from JACS Tailgaters representing our other sponsor, the NOLA Hot Sauce & Gourmet Foods Show
CaJohn Hard from CaJohn’s Fiery Foods
Firehead Thomas Gately our very own Chilehead Expert Reviewer
Jim Duffy from www.superhotchiles.com, Sponsor and all around pepper seed expert
Adam Fehr from Endorphin Farms is our special guest judge for this round. We thank him for sponsoring this week’s prize.
March 26th- Round 4 submissions
April 3rd- Winner & Loser Round 4, Round 5 Challenge
April 9th- Round 5 submissions
April 17th- Final 3 announced, Round 6 Challenge
April 23rd- Round 6 submissions
May 1st- Final 2 announced with Final Challenge (Round 7)
May 7th- Final Round Submissions
May 15th- Winner Announced
Clement from Cajun Heat
Johnny from Heartbreaking Dawns
Butch from Zydeco Hot Sauce
Sam from Zane & Zack’s World Famous Honey Co.
Round 1: #7 Hot Dogs vs #10 Corn on the Cob
- Hot Dogs (59%, 19 Votes)
- Corn on the Cob (41%, 13 Votes)
Total Voters: 32