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8-13 IAN Recipe Contest
by David Sparks, Ph.D., click here for bio
Program: Today's Idaho Ag News
Date: August 13, 12
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Idaho Celebrates Farmers Market Week with Recipe Contest Winners. Idaho recently celebrated its 4th Annual Idaho Farmers Market Week. There are 55 markets operating across the state offering a wide variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables, as well as meat, eggs, baked goods, and artisan products.
To draw more attention to the diverse bounty available at Idaho farmers markets, the Idaho State Department of Agriculture hosted the first ever Recipe contest in cooperation with the Idaho Potato Commission, Idaho Beef Council, Idaho Bean Commission, Idaho Dairy Council, and the Capital City Public Market. Lacey Menasco from the Idaho State Department of Agriculture was one of the contest coordinators. I asked her about judging the contest. “The sponsor from each category picks the top 3 recipes in each category and then those were sent to the College of Western Idaho Culinary Club and they actually prepared each recipe and tasted it and then selected the winners. If they got 1000 recipes is there any fear of an obesity epidemic at the culinary club? ( Laughter). The contest was open for the month of June. All recipes needed to include at least 3 ingredients from an Idaho farmers market. The College of Western Idaho Culinary Club judged the recipes for quality and flavor. Winning recipes were featured at the Capital City Public Market in downtown Boise on August 11.
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