NEWARK, NJ (March, 2014) — Manischewitz® announces the finalists who will compete live in the 2014 Manischewitz All-Star Cook-Off! Now in its 8th year, America's premier kosher cooking competition had an interesting twist by featuring finalists from prior Cook-Offs for a chance at redemption. The All-Star competition will bring these competitors head-to-head for a 2nd chance to win the grand prize. The 2014 Manischewitz All-Star Cook-Off will take place on March 27th at the JCC in Manhattan in New York City live in front of an esteemed panel of judges. The Grand Prize winner will be awarded a prize package valued at $25,000 including cash, an all-expense paid trip to New York City, a 1-year subscription to Saveur, a beautiful crystal trophy, and a bundle of Maytag® kitchen appliances! This year Manischewitz is also proud to partner with Saveur Magazine, a leading American food and travel magazine with a focus on heritage and authenticity.
*2014 Manischewitz All-Star Cook-Off Finalists Include:
1. Jamie Brown-Miller, Napa, CA - Waffled Latkes with Matzo Fried Chicken
2. Naylet LaRochelle, Miami, FL - Halibut Couscous with Pan-Tossed Tomato, Chickpea, and Oregano
3. Ronna Farley, Rockville, MD - Elegant Beef Tenderloin Puffs
4. Dina Burcat, New York, NY - Latke-Crusted Chicken with Apple Cider, Mushroom and Rosemary Sauce
5. Joe Carver, Philadelphia, PA - Bubby's Noodle Strudel
All-Stars are prior finalists from Manischewitz Cook-Off contests who were invited back to submit original recipes for a chance to win the coveted $25,000 grand prize package. Dozens of tasty and creative kosher recipes were submitted, and all recipes had to be a new Cook-Off submission, adhere to kosher guidelines, be prepared in under an hour, and have no more than 9 ingredients which must include one of the Manischewitz All-Natural Broth flavors (Turkey, Chicken, Reduced Sodium Chicken, Beef, or Vegetable) plus one additional Manischewitz product. The Manischewitz Cook-Off contest encourages at-home cooks to get creative with Manischewitz products, using these kosher items in all types of cuisine while making delicious, healthy dishes that could become a new family favorite.
The Grand Prize winner will be selected at the live 2014 Manischewitz All-Star Cook-Off contest by a panel of prestigious judges, including: • Helen Rosner, Saveur • Sharon Franke, Good Housekeeping • Claire Suddath, Bloomberg Business Week • Rosie Saferstein, New Jersey Monthly • Jen Goran, JCC in Manhattan
For all media inquiries, and finalist recipes, photos, and full bios, please contact Courtney Manders at 973.744.0707 or Courtney@Bendergrouppr.com.
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