The 14th Annual National Cornbread Cook-Off
Set in the foothills of southern Tennessee, the finals of the National Cornbread Cook-Off, sponsored by Martha White® and Lodge® Cast Iron, took place in South Pittsburg, Tennessee on April 24, 2010. The challenge? Finding who could make the best main dish cornbread recipe in the United States prepared with at least one package of Martha White Cornbread Mix – and cooked in Lodge® cast iron cookware. The 10 competitors served up quite a bit of competition as judges from across the country savored these delicious meals.
And the winners are...
The grand prize winner, Lori Stephens, took a cue from the trendy miniature sandwich to create Bacon and Gorgonzola Cornbread Sliders with Chipotle Mayo. Using a Martha White Yellow Cornbread and Muffin Mix and baked in cast iron muffin pans, the delectable muffins are spread with a tangy sauce and filled with little burgers, cheese and grilled onions.
Erin Renouf Mylroie from Santa Clara, Utah, won second place and $1,500 for her Southwestern influenced Crunchtastic Chicken Chipotle Cornbread. Erin kicked up the cornbread’s flavor by adding green salsa, chipotle chili powder, green chilies and pepper jack cheese before topping with cheese and corn chips.
The third prize winner Felice Bogus of Raleigh, N.C., took home $1,000 for her interpretation of shrimp and grits, a traditional low country recipe. Carolina Shrimp and Grits Cornbread does not contain grits, but the soft bacon-flavored cornbread has a similar texture and serves as the bottom layer.
About the National Cornbread Festival®
We hope to see you at next year’s National Cornbread Cook-Off. Complete rules and entry requirements will be posted here at the end of the year. For more information about the National Cornbread Festival®, visit www.nationalcornbread.com.
Or contact us by mail at:
National Cornbread Festival
P.O. Box 247
South Pittsburg, Tennessee 37380
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