Originally Posted by oifmarine2003
I really enjoy doing it! And, I just entered the zero club on the soul food!
Another Soul Food Zero member here on my first try in a Throwdown. I'm hooked now. Yesterday my wife asked what I was cooking for this weeks contest because she is digging the new stuff. I do all the cooking at my house and lately my menu choices have been a little uninspired. Participating in the Throwdowns have gotten my creative juices flowing again. I find myself paying more attention to my everyday cooking. So far this week I have prepared two new dishes and my family is loving the results.
Another thing I wanted to say is don't get hung up on trying to create "authentic" dishes for each category. Something inspired by or using ingredients familiar to the category is okay IMHO. I also wonder if people think everything in the entry has to be cooked outside. Just my opinion but as a voter if the main component is grilled, smoked, or barbecued that's cool.