Surf Lodge executive chef (and rumored P. Diddy employee-to-be), Sam Talbot is celebrating all things Sam Talbot on his website: SamTalbot.com. He's decided to throw a contest to see who can write the best blog post about Sam Talbot to be judged by none other than Sam Talbot. Let's check out the guidelines, shall we? (emphasis ours):
"Blogs that exude knowledge of Sam [Talbot] and his background that tie in what he is about will be given winning consideration. Please be as creative and interesting as possible! Please note that blogs that contain 'gossip' or cross personal boundary lines will not be considered.* Outside of these parameters, please feel free to go in whatever direction you like with your blog!"And just what will the winning entries receive? A pair of runner-ups will become the proud owners of a personalized copy of Sam Talbot's current book, The Sweet Life. The grand prize winner will not only receive a signed copy of the book, but also the opportunity to interview Sam Talbot on the phone. On the phone! Interested bloggers best get on it: The deadline to submit your Sam Talbot blog entry is January 31st. Sam Talbot. Sam Talbot. Sam Talbot.
Update: A spokesperson for Chef Talbot responds:
“The contest was meant to be a way to further engage bloggers and those interested about the issues Sam supports such as diabetes awareness, healthy cooking and sustainable seafood. Unfortunately, the way the contest was written and presented, it was taken in a far different manner. We apologize for the misunderstanding and did not mean to offend anyone. Sam’s site has posted revised contest instructions. Thanks.” · Sam Blog Contest! (via Eater NY)
*Crap. We're out.