As many of you know by now, there have been technical problems with the voting in mario batali's grilling challenge. but for the final few days, there is an alternate method that should get you through.
here's what you do now:
1. Click here and click on "vote here" in the upper right corner.
2. Go through the registration process. they only require an e-mail address, zip code, birth date and some advertising opt-outs.
3. You will then get instructions to e-mail your vote to email@example.com. your subject line should say VOTE, and in the body of your message, put Jim Webster, five stars (if I may be so bold as to suggest your vote!)
That should be all I need. The site has had many problems so far, so this is a fall back for them. And there is a problem if you try to access through Firefox 3. If the site blocks you, or you encounter any other problems, please follow step 3 and add what problem you encountered to the message, in addition to the vote.
I'm not currently in position to advance, but I think it is totally within reach, if i can get a good push from last-minute voters between now and monday night.
And if you have voted already, thanks!
if you are just tuning in, i among seven quarterfinalists in the contest for my recipe, which includes orange-fennel sausage stuffed inside a butterflied pork tenderloin, which is wrapped in pancetta. if i am in the top three in voting, i move to the semifinals, and if i win there, i will win a trip to texas to cook with mario at a tailgate party.