Throwdown with Backpacking Dad

11/17/2010 By Shawn Burns

Tonight my episode of “Throw Down with Bobby Flay” finally aired. I’ve been keeping it under wraps for a long time and I can’t believe I finally get to share the story with you.

I sent Bobby and The Food Network a video challenge: Come to Oklahoma and cook a Thanksgiving Dinner that is better than the one I can make. Now, people in Oklahoma know how to eat, and I know how to cook for them, and I was sure Bobby stood no chance. I threw away life in the big city to move out to a ranch years ago and while Bobby has been whipping up Iron Chef caliber meals I’ve been mastering real cooking.

Bobby had allies in his kitchen, including an advisor from the James Beard Foundation. But I had horses or something. And lots of Stetson.

Hang on. I’m pretty sure that wasn’t me. Where’s Oklahoma?

How cool would it be, though, if a blogger got national attention like that. I know, I know. It will never happen. Blogs are stupid.

I bet the blogger would win that Throwdown, though. Bobby never wins.