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National Cornbread Festival April 26

Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 2:44 pm

It’s time once again to up the ante on your creative cooking skills in the kitchen. Martha White and Lodge Cast Iron are searching the nation for the best original main dish cornbread recipes in the 18th Annual National Cornbread Cook-Off.

Now through February 28, 2014, consumers can submit an original main dish recipe prepared with at least one package of Martha White Cornbread Mix and cooked in Lodge Cast Iron cookware. Ten finalists will be selected to compete during the National Cornbread Festival on April 26, 2014 in South Pittsburg, Tennessee.

“Every year I look forward to warming up my cast iron skillet to try some of the fascinating recipes we’ve received,” said Martha White baking expert, Linda Carman. “Cooks across the country continue to impress me with their creative twists on classic recipes and trendy dishes reinvented with cornbread.”

Along with the coveted cast iron skillet crown, the Cook-Off champion will receive a $5,000 cash prize and a 30-inch stainless steel gas range (a $3,250 value) from FiveStar Professional Cooking Equipment, a division of Brown Stove Works, Inc., and special gifts from Martha White and Lodge Cast Iron.

The second prize winner will receive $1,500 and the third prize winner will receive $1,000. The remaining seven finalists will walk away with $150 and all finalists will receive a $500 travel reimbursement and a gift basket courtesy of Martha White and Lodge Cast Iron.

For complete details, Official Rules and to complete the entry form for the contest, visit The National Cornbread Cook-Off is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., age 18 years or older. Void where prohibited.