from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cooking competition.
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- n. A cooking contest.
- n. Accidental detonation of explosives, especially as the result of excessive heat.
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After watching the cook-off, which is hosted by the actor and television personality Mark Consuelos, consumers are encouraged to try the recipes at home, then vote for their favorite on the Web site or on the Hellmann's Facebook page.
Enlist the help of your most outgoing colleagues and ask them to organize a few low-cost to no-cost social events like a bagel breakfast, a potluck cook-off competition at lunch or an ice cream social.
Violation of safety rules by maintenance personnel and the use of outdated, low temperature cook-off bombs on the carrier were the relevant factors in that accident.
One caliph even staged a cook-off between his courtiers, like a medieval Iraqi version of Top Chef.
I just got to judge a chili cook-off today and then I come by here and what do I see-more chili!
I was craving more chili when I left the cook-off, but now I'm getting desperate for a big bowl of Texas Red that I don't have put the lid back on and pass to the Judge on my right!
Nikki -- I judged a chili cook-off once, and I know what you mean -- afterwards I was still craving chili!
Sharon -- Oh, that's just what I do -- I know plenty of Texans who do put tomatoes in their chili, including some Terlingua chili cook-off winners.
Tom said, "It's too bad it's not a cornbread cook-off."
After teams pulled an all-nighter to make chili on Top Chef, the judges added insult to injury when they made the losing team repurpose their chili mole in a cook-off, ending in Richie Farina's elimination.
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