Mushroom recipes sought for Fest Cook-off

MusroomRecipesKENNETT SQUARE — Home cooks do you use mushrooms in a creative way? Are you interested in winning $500 and being named 2014’s Mushroom Appetizer Cook-off Champion? Enter the annual Amateur Mushroom Cook-off now!

The Mushroom Festival will showcase the six finalists as they prepare their appetizers for judging on Saturday, September 6 with the winner being crowned by a panel of celebrity judges.

“We’re challenging our amateurs to create an appetizer-sized portion of their best mushroom recipe,” says Jen Basciani, chairperson of the annual amateur cooking competition. “We had so many unique mushroom appetizer recipes last year that we are going to feature mushroom appetizers again this year.”

The first place winner receives $500 and a plaque. Plaques are also awarded to second and third place winners. The winning recipe will be featured on the Mushroom Festival’s website and in various publications.

Deadline to enter is July 31. Complete rules and regulations are available on the Mushroom Festival’s website: Look for the link on the Home Page.

“We’re excited to see what creative recipes are entered for this year’s cook-off,” says Basciani. “It promises to be a great competition.”

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