National Cornbread Cook-Off Seeks New Champion

Monday, December 4, 2017
Hidemi Walsh from Centreville, Va. displays her winning recipe from the 2017 National Cornbread Cook-off. Her recipe was Chili Shrimp and Coconut Cornbread.
Hidemi Walsh from Centreville, Va. displays her winning recipe from the 2017 National Cornbread Cook-off. Her recipe was Chili Shrimp and Coconut Cornbread.

It’s time to submit a National Cornbread Cook-off recipe. Lodge Cast Iron and Martha White are searching the nation for the best original main dish cornbread recipes in the 22nd Annual Lodge National Cornbread Cook-Off.  

Now through Jan. 15, 2018, Cook-Off applicants can submit an original main dish/entree recipe prepared with at least one package of Martha White Cornbread Mix and prepared in Lodge Cast Iron cookware. Ten finalists will be selected to compete during the National Cornbread Festival on April 28, 2018, in South Pittsburg. 

“Cooks across the country continue to impress me with their creative twists on classic recipes and trendy dishes reinvented with cornbread,” said Martha White baking expert, Linda Carman. “Past cook-off contestants have stretched beyond Southern cuisine, preparing Caribbean, Tex-Mex and Mediterranean-style recipes.”

Main Dish recipes are entrée, or main course, recipes. Cook-Off competitive ranges are provided by FiveStar Professional Cooking Equipment.  

Recipes must be a finalist’s original creation, may not have won previous awards, may not have been published previously, and must not infringe on upon any other person’s rights. 

Cook-Off competitors cannot be graduates of a culinary institute or be paid as an executive chef. Bloggers are encouraged to submit their recipes. 

Along with the coveted cast iron skillet crown, the Cook-Off champion will receive $5,000 and a 30-inch stainless steel gas range (a $3,250 value) from FiveStar Professional Cooking Equipment, a division of Brown Stove Works, Inc. 

The second prize winner will receive $1,500, and the third prize winner will receive $1,000. The remaining seven finalists will walk away with $150, and all finalists will receive a $500 travel reimbursement and a gift basket courtesy of Lodge and Martha White. 

South Pittsburg hosts the National Cornbread Festival the last full weekend of April. The 2018 event is set for April 28-29
 



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