Real Maine, a division of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry, is supporting the Maine Public Dash of Maine Cooking Challenge 2022 Holiday Edition.
Join them by sending your favorite recipe and photo of your completed dish to enter the challenge.
“Do you have more than one favorite holiday main dish, side, appetizer, dessert, or sharable snack and can’t decide which one of your favorite recipes to share,” said Real Maine, in a news release. “Submit them all!”
You may enter multiple times but be sure not to miss the December 14 deadline.
Final Dash of Maine Cooking Contest winners will be selected by a celebrity panel including Maine chef Stephen Corry (Petite Jacqueline and 555 North) and chef David Turin (David’s and David’s 388) based on these criteria – originality, connection to the holidays, and use of Maine ingredients. Two winners will each receive a $250 gift certificate to Now You’re Cooking in Bath and Real Maine prizes, including a Real Maine baking-length apron.
The two final winners will have the chance to visit one of the celebrity chef’s professional kitchens and cook their winning dish with the renowned regional chef while wearing a Real Maine apron! These mini-cooking sessions will be videotaped and shared online and over social media in January. As a further extension, Maine Public will package all the submitted recipes together in online recipe cards that will highlight Real Maine members.