The Good Food Awards

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It seems like nowadays, you can give awards out for pretty much anything. Now, you can get special recognition for being one of the best food makers or growers in the United States. The San Francisco-based Seedling Projects created the Good Food Awards. How awesome would it be to submit your home-grown food and actually win an award for it! More after the jump.

This new competition might just have what it takes to become a mainstay contest. Products can be submitted until September 15 in seven fun categories: cheese, preserves, chocolate, coffee, charcuterie, pickles and beer. I had no idea what charcuterie was. If you were just as confused as me, here it is. It is the he branch of cooking devoted to prepared meat products such as bacon, ham, sausage, terrines and more!

My favorite homemade chocolate recipe are the Homemade Chocolate Truffles. I absolutely love these Fig Preserves!

Sarah Weiner, the organizer of the Good Food Awards, said:

“The awards recognize that truly good food — the kind that brings people together and builds strong, healthy communities — must be both tasty and responsibly produced.”

via Denver Westword

More than 80 chefs, food writers and food producers will judge the products. Big names include former Gourmet magazine editor-in-chief Ruth Reichl and chefs from Chez Panisse.  The judges blind taste-test the product, determining three finalists and eventually crown one champion from each region of the United States for each food category. All this is going down on January 14, when Alice Waters will make the announcement at a public event at the Ferry Building in San Francisco.

Seem like an awesome idea! What do you think?

Do you have any homemade foods and recipes? Send them in here!

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  • http://thewitchykitchen.blogspot.com/ Stella

    Hey Kathryn, this is great info. I actually grow food at my Mom’s house-it’s amazingly delicious. By the way, thanks for the info about that contest in reference to my cobbler. Appreciate it!

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