Cash In at National Cornbread Cook-Off 2004

Jan 08, 2004, 00:00 ET from Martha White

    SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Get out your cast
 iron skillet and Martha White(R) Corn Meal or Cornbread Mix to try to win some
 cold hard cash! It's time to enter the National Cornbread Cook-Off sponsored
 by the makers of Martha White Corn Meal and Lodge Cast Iron(R).
     Ten lucky finalists will have a chance to win $4,000 by preparing their
 creations in stainless steel FiveStar Ranges under the big Cook-Off tent on
 April 24, 2004, during the National Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg,
     To enter, just submit an original Main Dish recipe -- prepared with at
 least one cup Martha White(R) Corn Meal or one package of Martha White(R)
 Cornbread Mix, and cooked in Lodge Cast Iron(R) cookware.  Complete contest
 rules are available online at either or ,
 or by mail by calling 800-663-6317.
     To enter by e-mail, send your recipe to
      Send Mail-in entries to:  National Cornbread Cook-Off 2004
                                209 7th Avenue, North
                                Nashville, TN 37219
     All entries must include your complete name, mailing or street address,
 city, state and zip code and daytime phone number.  Mail-in entries must be
 postmarked by February 28, 2004 and received by March 6, 2004.  E-mail entries
 must by received by midnight Central Standard Time on February 28, 2004.  Ten
 finalists will be chosen from all entries and final judging will be on April
 24 in South Pittsburg.
     Recipes will be judged on the basis of taste, creativity, appetizing
 appearance, ease of preparation and appropriate use of the product.
     Cash and Prizes
     The Cook-Off grand champion will win a $4,000 prize and a 30-inch
 FiveStar(R) stainless steel gas range (a $2500 value) from the FiveStar
 Division of Brown Stove Works, Inc., of Cleveland, Tenn.
     The second prize winner takes home $500 and the third receives $300.  The
 remaining seven finalists each win $100. All finalists will receive a $500
 travel allowance and special gifts from Martha White and Lodge Cast Iron.  The
 ten finalists will be required to provide their own ingredients and cooking
 equipment for the competition.
     Start Cooking
     You have to enter to win, so get out your Lodge cast iron cookware and
 Martha White corn meal or cornbread mix and stir up a winning recipe.
     "Remember, your entry has to be a main dish. Just think about what your
 family likes to eat with cornbread and combine it all together in a cast iron
 skillet," advises Linda Carman, the Martha White cornbread expert. "The best
 recipes usually use basic ingredients put together in a creative way." Last
 year, Gaynell Lawson of Maryville, Tennessee won with White Chicken Chili with
 Cheddar Hushpuppy Crust - a creative version of the traditional favorite,
 chili and cornbread.
     For this and many other cornbread recipes along with complete contest
 rules, visit Martha White on-line at or Lodge Cast Iron
 at .
     Contact:  Linda Carman (615) 780-3341
               Amanda Henley (615) 780-3367

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