So on the drive back to Salt Lake I was thinking about some of the past challenges, some more popular than others. I considered revisiting some like eggs, pasta, tomatoes and such. Given that Spring has come to the Northern hemisphere, and winter has not yet hit the southern, I was thinking barbecue or grilling would be a good topic, it had a lot of activity back then. Decided to give it a bit of a twist. Wood No, not like the old Euell Gibbons "Ever eat a pine tree?" ads. And not like the ingredient list for some processed, prepared foods where down near the bottom of the ingredient list is "cellulose fiber" - basically sawdust. I'm thinking wood as the primary heat source for cooking the main ingredient. It need not be actual wood. For example, you might do a mushroom swiss burger for this challenge, and want to kick it up a bit using smoked cheese. So you cold smoke the cheese using some sawdust or wood pellet device, that counts as wood. And you do the burger over charcoal, another form of wood. The mushrooms, however, you saute in a skillet on your gas or electric stove in lots of butter. Not a problem, sauces, brines, marinades done on a non-wood stove top won't count against you. And as far as cold smoking goes if, like me, you use an electric hot plate to heat the wood chips, that is fine. Or if you use a smoker where an electric element heats the wood product, no problem. And sort of an exception, sous vide is allowed, as long as charcoal or whatever finishes it. You can season and sous vide a nice hunk of chuck roast for a day or so, then smoke for a few hours, or do a nice rib eye steak and finish over rocket hot mesquite coals. So let's see some brisket, ribs, wings, brats and burgers, zucchini boats, whatever. Stolen lamb, anyone? I need to add this. The rules: - The challenge begins on the 1st of every month and the last entry must be made by the last day of the month. - You may post multiple entries. - All entries must be cooked during the month of the challenge. - If you use a documented recipe, please cite your source. - Entries should include the name of your dish and a picture of the final product. Sharing personal recipes and pictures of the process are not mandatory but extremely helpful. - The winner is chosen by the person who posted the challenge, and is announced after the last day of submissions. The decision is final and falls entirely at the discretion of the challenger. - Submitting an entry makes you eligible to win. If you do not wish to be considered for the win you may still participate in the challenge, but make your wishes known to the challenger. mjb.