Midwest Food-Fest Recipe Contest

Got the gift for grub? Know how to turn a pile of zucchini into a fantastical feast or concoct a gourmet meal from forest-foraged fair? If you can approximate those "pinch of this and bit of that" directions to create a formal recipe, you just might have a winner for the annual "Food For Thought Festival" recipe contest. The festival and contest are a celebration of local and sustainably produced foods, so entries are limited to recipes that use ingredients from the Midwestern U.S. In other words, recipes for pineapple upside-down cake or avocado-mango salad won't make the cut.Recipe contest winners will be announced at the eighth annual "Food For Thought Festival" in Madison, WI. The upcoming festival promises to be a big hit for hungry 'Huggers as the key note speakers are Anna Lappe', the hip "Grub" guru and the much beloved Mollie Katzen of "Enchanted Broccoli" and "Moosewood" fame. In addition to the contest and celeb-guests, the festival will include cooking demos, food & farm booths, music, games and much more.

Recipe contestants are invited to submit entries for the following categories:
Ethnic Heritage: Dishes with an ethnic flair
Health and Nutrition: Great tasting and especially good for you recipes
Buying Local: Recipes that emphasize foods from area farmers' markets, CSA's and/or co-ops
Gardening and Wild-Crafting: Unique creations from your own garden or foraging
Food and Meaning: Recipes that share a special historical, religious, spiritual or other significance
Kids' Category: For entrants who are 14 or younger. Pick any of the above categories and be sure to tell us how old you are.
There is a $500.00 grand prize along with several other awesome prizes.

Good luck - go get your grub on! :: REAP Food For Thought Recipe Contest