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Ugliest cooking pot winner

And the winner is...

Tina Koch of Gig Harbor. 

Tina, whose last name means "cook" in German sent in the winning picture.  The big question now being what exactly is that thing?

Tina says it's a circular griddle of her grandmother's, circa 1932.  Where it's been and what it's been doing since then is open for speculation.  It would appear that the thing has spent at least a few of those years directly beneath the main boosters of the Space Shuttle.

Nancy and I really did have a hard choice to make as so many of your entries were so hard to look at but thanks to all for participating. 

If you haven't seen the entries yet by all means do so below.  Some are hideous, many hilarious.  And thanks toSur La Tablefor the donation of our grand prize cast iron enameled French oven. 

See the prize, and listener-submitted pots below:

Dick Stein joined KNKX in January 1992. He retired in 2020 after three decades on air. During his storied radio career, he hosted the morning jazz show, co-hosted and produced "Food for Thought" with Nancy Leson and wrote and directed the Jimmy Jazzoid live radio musical comedies and 100 episodes of Jazz Kitchen.
Nancy Leson is an award-winning food writer, radio personality, cooking instructor and public speaker who learned much of what she knows about food during her first career: waiting tables. Seattle readers know her as the mouth that scored — for the better part of two decades — as restaurant critic and food columnist for the Seattle Times. These days, when she’s not chatting about recipes or interviewing makers and shakers in the food world for KNKX, she helps end hunger, one loaf at a time, as the Edmonds hub coordinator for the Community Loaves project. Find her @nancyleson and at