Favored Tomato Brand Calls on Cooks for Contest

Dei Fratelli's Fourth Annual Ripened Recipe Contest Makes a Plea for Tasty Recipes

Nov 08, 2011, 08:18 ET from Dei Fratelli

TOLEDO, Ohio, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dei Fratelli, a preferred tomato brand sold throughout the United States, announces its fourth annual Ripened Recipe Contest. This national cooking competition will take place from October 1 through November 30. The winner will be announced December 15. The 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. Details can be found at www.DeiFratelli.com or on Facebook.com/DeiFratelli.

Tomato and sauerkraut lovers are encouraged to submit an original recipe using any Dei Fratelli products and get creative with ingredients. The top ten recipes will be chosen 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 E-Recipe cards.

"The Ripened Recipe contest brings out a lot of talented cooks across the country.  We're thrilled to see what we end up with this year," says Steve Hirzel, President, Hirzel Canning Company & Farms. "We love seeing the creativity of families that enjoy our products from various parts of the country."

Individuals may enter online on Facebook.com/DeiFratelli, at DeiFratelli.com or send a post card with their name, address, contact information and original recipe to "The Dei Fratelli Ripened Recipe Contest" c/o RMD Advertising, 6116 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43231.

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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