Leading Tomato Brand Summons Nation's Most Creative Cooks Dei Fratelli's Fifth Annual Ripened Recipe Contest Urges Cooks to Submit Recipes

TOLEDO, Ohio, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dei Fratelli, a preferred tomato brand sold throughout the United States, announces its fifth annual Ripened Recipe Contest. This national cooking competition will take place from September 15 through October 31, touting three categories to submit recipe entries into: General Category/Traditional Favorites, Specialty (Kosher, Low-Sodium, and "Gluten-Free") and Crock Pot Innovations.  All winners will be announced November 22. Individuals may enter online on Facebook.com/DeiFratelli, at DeiFratelli.com, on Pinterest @ DeiFratelli or via U.S. Mail.

The 5th Annual Dei Fratelli Ripened Recipe campaign is being held once again to celebrate National Tomato Month this October and to inspire a healthy curiosity among consumers for new ways to enjoy tomatoes. Tomato enthusiasts are encouraged to get creative and submit an original recipe using any Dei Fratelli products.

The top ten recipes will be selected based on flavor, appeal and creativity. The winners will receive a prize package, which includes free Dei Fratelli products for a year, their recipe shared on the Dei Fratelli website, E-newsletter, Facebook and Twitter pages, along with an exclusive E-Recipe card created of their recipe. We will have one grand prize winner that will receive in addition to the items listed above, a basket filled with an assortment of kitchen items and a $50 gift card to a Dei Fratelli retailer of their choice.

"Each year, the Ripened Recipe contest brings in more and more delicious and inspiring tomato dishes," says Steve Hirzel, President, Hirzel Canning Company & Farms. "Cooks across the country continue to amaze us with their creativity."

About Dei Fratelli
Dei Fratelli is manufactured by Hirzel Canning Company & Farms in Toledo, Ohio. A fourth-generation, family-owned and operated company founded in 1923, Hirzel Canning Company & Farms produces canned tomatoes, tomato products and sauerkraut in three processing locations. The company owns extensive greenhouses and farms in northwest Ohio.

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