LANSING, Ill., June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer has officially arrived along with rising temperatures leading many home cooks away from the stove. Safest Choice Eggs™ invites cooks across the country to keep their kitchens cool by replacing their usual recipes with delicious no bake recipes. Beginning today through August 30, Facebook fans can show off their culinary skills and submit their original recipes in the Safest Choice Eggs 'No Bake' Recipe Contest for a chance to win an all-expense paid trip for two to a luxury resort in Sarasota, Florida. Valued at approximately $5,000, the trip also includes an exclusive cooking lesson and gourmet dinner including the award-winning no bake recipe prepared by Chef Giuliano Hazan, world renowned Italian chef and cookbook author.
Eggs are one of America's favorite foods consumed at breakfast, lunch and dinner. While eggs are naturally full of health benefits, some may carry a risk of salmonella. Safest Choice Eggs' patented pasteurization process eliminates this risk and makes them the perfect ingredient for summer no bake recipes like custards, gelato and more.
"No bake recipes are a great way for consumers to beat the summer heat, and Safest Choice pasteurized eggs offer them more options than ever to create safe recipes such as your favorite cheesecake or even Chef Giuliano Hazan's Il Diplomatico," said Tom Izzo, director of marketing at Safest Choice Eggs. "Our No Bake Recipe Contest encourages consumers to get creative in the kitchen, while keeping food safety top of mind."
HOW TO ENTER
To enter a recipe, consumers can visit www.facebook.com/SafeEggs and click on the contest application. To qualify, recipes should use Safest Choice Eggs as an ingredient and not require any oven cook time. In addition to the grand prize trip, three finalists will receive a high-end nine piece cookware prize package, Chef Giuliano's cookbook, Hazan Family Favorites, and free Safest Choice Eggs for one year. Recipes will be judged based on originality and simplicity of preparation. Finalist recipes will then be prepared by Chef Giuliano Hazan and judged on the taste and visual appeal of the final dish. The submission with the highest score will be awarded the Grand Prize.
About Safest Choice™ Pasteurized Shell Eggs
Safest Choice Pasteurized Shell Eggs are produced by National Pasteurized Eggs, Inc. (NPE), a privately owned company headquartered in Lansing, Ill. NPE provides pasteurized shell eggs to retailers, consumers and foodservice operations throughout the U.S. The unique technology to produce Safest Choice Pasteurized Shell Eggs is being licensed around the world.
About Chef Giuliano Hazan
Giuliano Hazan is one of the foremost authorities on Italian cooking. An international best-selling author, Hazan has released five flavorful cookbooks which have earned him a James Beard Award nomination and the World Cookbook Award for Best Italian Cookbook in the English Language. Hazan also takes great pride in teaching others how to cook. In 2007, the International Association of Culinary Professionals honored Hazan with the coveted Cooking Teacher of the Year award. Together with his wife, Lael, Hazan runs an acclaimed cooking school in northern Italy, Cooking with Giuliano Hazan, at Villa Giona.
SOURCE Safest Choice Eggs