Michigan Apple Committee Sponsors Amateur Recipe Contest
LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Apple Committee (MAC) is looking for talented amateur cooks to submit their favorite Michigan apple recipe for the 2014 Michigan Apple Amateur Recipe Contest. The contest is running now through Jan. 31, 2015. To enter, see the contest rules and details at http://bit.ly/1AjaHQK.
“Michigan apples are a versatile food — there are so many ways they can be used,” said Diane Smith, MAC executive director. “We are hoping Michigan’s tasty apples will inspire amateur cooks to get creative and develop something unique and delicious.”
Entries will be judged based on taste, originality, preparation and apple significance. Recipes that are easy to follow and where Michigan apples have a major role in the flavor of the dish will be important considerations. The three highest scoring recipes will receive a KitchenAid®, 250-Watt, 4-1/2-Quart, Stand Mixer, which is an approximate retail value of $250. Contest winners will be notified by Feb. 27, 2015.
To be eligible to participate, residents must be at least 18 years of age, and not a professional cook, chef, baker or home economist. Recipes must use Michigan apples. Entries should be typed on 8 ½” x 11” paper, and must include the contestant’s name, address, phone number, email and a Michigan apple variety recommendation. No Granny Smith apples can be used. A full list of Michigan Apple varieties can be found at www.MichiganApples.com/varieties.
Entries can be mailed to the Michigan Apple Committee at 13750 S. Sedona Parkway, Suite 3, Lansing, MI 48906, or emailed to Staff@MichiganApples.com. Mailed entries must be received before Jan. 31, 2015, and email entries must arrive before 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Jan. 31, 2015.
The Michigan Apple Committee is a grower-funded nonprofit organization devoted to marketing, education and research activities to distinguish the Michigan apple and encourage its consumption in Michigan and around the world. For more information, visit www.MichiganApples.com.