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Cooking Contest 2014

Kenansville Ė Itís time to step up and serve up your favorite Muscadine grape recipe at the annual North Carolina Muscadine Festival cooking contest, September 26, 2014 in Kenansville.

The tenth annual cooking contest welcomes amateur or professional cooks to submit entries. Recipes are required to contain at least one cup of Muscadine grapes, juice or wine to qualify for entry in one of the following five categories. Each category offers a first, second and third place prize - $100 first place, $50 second place, $25 third place.

  • salad and appetizers
  • breads, muffins,
  • dessert (cobblers, cakes, pies, pastries, etc.)
  • jams, jellies, preserves
  • entrees and main dishes

Entries are accepted between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday, September 26.

All cooked entries must be prepared at home and brought to the kitchen of the Cooperative Extension Office in the Agriculture Building, 165 Agriculture Drive, Kenansville, NC 28349 where judging takes place. A written copy of the recipe, including preparation details and cooking instructions, must accompany the entry and list the participantís name address and phone number.

Judging takes place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on September 26. The entries are judged on creative use of muscadines (35%), taste/flavor (35%), texture (10%), ease of preparation (10%), and general appearance (10%). Winners are announced at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 27 at the NC Muscadine Festival in the Duplin County Events Center and prizes are awarded.

Additional contest information is available from the Cooperative Extension Service office 910.296.2143.

Contact: Lynn Davis


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