This year's cooking challenge, featuring a mighty foursome of Orlando food writers, grants competitors $20 and 20 minutes to shop for ingredients. They are then given 20 minutes to cook up a summer-inspired dish. Here's the catch: The cooks have to prepare the entire dish by only using a grill.
Round one of this kitchen war (6:30 p.m., Aug. 8) is a battle of the food mag editors: Kendra Lott of Edible Orlando takes on Nicole Aidelbaum of Where Orlando Magazine. The next week (6:30 p.m., Aug. 15) two Orlando food bloggers are pitted against each other – Katie Jasiewicz of Katie's Cucina versus Ricky Ly of TastyChomps (whose Food Lovers' Guide to Orlando we doted on earlier this year). The winners of both rounds will go head-to-head in a final cook-off at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 22, and one will be crowned Fill the Grill champion.
While things are firing up for the four Fill the Grill competitors, Orlando foodies also get the chance to watch each cooking battle go down live by heading to the prepared foods department of the Whole Foods store.
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