Recipe submissions are now being accepted for The Heirloom Recipe Contest. Sponsored by Sunset Foods, The Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance and Thyme in the Kitchen, The Heirloom Recipe Contest seeks submissions of your best from-scratch family heirloom recipe from before 1950 that would be suitable for a family or community dinner. To see examples of past winners from the Greater Midwest Foodways' State Fair competition, go to greatermidwestfoodways.com, and click on "State Fairs."
To enter your family's favorite recipe, visit your local Sunset Foods store and pick up an application at the Customer Service Desks or through the Thyme in the Kitchen office. Applications can also be downloaded and printed by clicking here. Fill out the application and include a brief story that explains:
Who passed the recipes down to you
Ethnicity, if relevant
Number of years the recipe has been in your family and
Any other interesting "icing on the cake" tidbits
Please send or drop off all application materials, along with a $10 registration fee (checks made payable to Sunset Foods), to:
Thyme in the Kitchen
Attn: Heirloom Recipe Contest
825 S. Waukegan Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
All applications must be postmarked or dropped off in person by Monday, October 21st, 2013 for consideration in this year's contest. Based on an initial screen of applications, final participation will be limited to up to 15 contestants per category. Finalists will be notified by Monday, October 28th.
If selected, contestants should bring their prepared dish to the Sunset Foods in Lake Forest on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 for a tasting and evaluation by an esteemed panel of food writers and food professionals. In addition to endless bragging rights, winners in each category will receive:
$75 Sunset Foods gift card
$25 Thyme in the Kitchen Cooking Class gift certificate
1-year membership to the Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance
$50 Sunset Foods gift card
$25 Sunset Foods gift card
For more information about The Heirloom Recipe Contest, please contact Mary Kay Gill at (847) 810-0484 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Sponsors:
Sunset Foods is celebrating 75 years of bringing quality food and unmatched service to North Shore families. Thyme in the Kitchen is Sunset's in-house cooking class program. The Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance promotes the heritage and production of foods throughout the Midwest, including State Fair Heirloom Recipe contests.