Cash In at National Cornbread Cook-Off 2004
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, Tenn. 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 www.Marthawhite.com or www.lodgemfg.com , or by mail by calling 800-663-6317. To enter by e-mail, send your recipe to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 www.Marthawhite.com or Lodge Cast Iron at www.lodgemfg.com . Contact: Linda Carman (615) 780-3341 Amanda Henley (615) 780-3367
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