With only a few days remaining for America’s amateur chefs to submit their favorite home recipes â€“ and with a world-class team of celebrity chefs behind the judging table â€“ the pressure is on in the “Taste of Something Better” amateur cooking competition.
Bon AppÃ©tit Executive Chef Cat Cora, Bon AppÃ©tit Chef de Cuisine Jonathan Lindenauer and Top Chef’s Richard Blais have signed on to serve as judges at the LG Electronics â€˜Taste of Something Betterâ€™ recipe contest and cooking competition finals taking place in the LG Kitchen at the Bon AppÃ©tit Supper Club & CafÃ©Â® on Sept. 25. The contest celebrates original recipes from amateur chefs across the nation, challenging top entrants to a cook-off at this annual epicurean event by submitting their recipe at http://www.lgcookbetter.com. Finalists will compete for an impressive array of prizes, as well as a spot in LG’s â€˜Life Tastes Goodâ€™ global cooking competition taking place later this year in Bangkok, Thailand.
Deadline: August 31
To enter the contest, home chefs and cooking enthusiasts alike (no professional chefs) are asked to submit their favorite main entrÃ©e recipe by Aug. 31. The three finalists will compete at the â€˜Taste of Something Betterâ€™ cook-off in New York, and the winning recipe will be selected by a panel of distinguished chefs including:
â‹… Chef Cat Cora continues to make a lasting impression on the culinary communityâ€“ both on- and off-screen. In 2005, she made television history on Food Network’s Iron Chef America as the only female Iron Chef, and in November 2006 Bon AppÃ©tit bestowed her with the title of the magazine’s Executive Chef. The author of Cat Cora’s Kitchen and Cooking from the Hip: Fast, Easy, Phenomenal Meals, Cora is working on her third book, Classics with a Twist due to release in Spring 2010.
â‹… Chef Jonathan Lindenauer brings his lifelong passion for food to the Bon AppÃ©tit Culinary Studio as Chef de Cuisine. In this role, Lindenauer lends his considerable energies to menu pairings and tastings, culinary demonstrations and innovative recipe development. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America with more than a decade of experience in the kitchen, Lindenauer has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry.
â‹… Chef Richard Blais, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, has worked with some of the world’s most respected chefs. An eternal student, Blais has studied in many world-class restaurants ranging from Chez Panisse to El Bulli. Blais, a recipient of Gayot Guide’s Ã¢â‚¬ËœTop Five Rising Chefs of 2005,’ appeared on BRAVO’s Ã¢â‚¬ËœTop Chef,’ and on the Food Network’s Iron Chef America.
Top prizes include a trip to Thailand
Competitors in the New York City event will be testing their culinary skills for a chance to win the following prize packages: – Grand prize: Trip for two to Thailand to compete in LG’s global cooking competition, a premium LG kitchen package, including gas cooktop, double wall oven, 4-door French-door refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave oven, along with $1,000 to enjoy while in New York for the competition. – Runner-up: LG premium appliance package including gas cooktop, double wall oven and 4-door French-door refrigerator, along with $1,000 to enjoy while in New York. – Second runner-up: LG double wall oven, along with $1,000 to enjoy while in New York.
For complete details and to enter your recipe, visit http://www.lgcookbetter.com.