Food News – March 19th, 2011

Written by Diana - March 21, 2011 0 Comments

Great American Pie Festival - Sat., April 9, 11 am – 7 pm and Sun., April 10, noon to 5 pm at  Lakeside Park, Celebration, Florida .  The Crisco APC National Pie Championships will run daily from April 8 through April 10 at the  Caribe Royale Hotel and Convention Center, Orlando, FL.  Enter your pie or volunteer your time.

Olive Garden’s Tour of Italy Sweepstakes –  Now through May 9, 2011, Olive Garden is offering a chance to win a free trip to Italy.

Four lucky winners and their companions will receive an eight-day guided trip to explore and discover the sights, sounds and tastes of Italy, including culinary classes taught by the Culinary Institute of Tuscany’s Master Italian Chefs. 600 first prize winners will receive a $20 Olive Garden gift card to experience a genuine Italian dining experience at their local Olive Garden.

Epicurious – I know it’s past St. Paddy’s Day – but Irish Soda Bread can be eaten all year long.  Epicurious has a great interview with Rory O’Connell about authentic traditional Irish Soda Bread. Then Around the World in 80 dishes has a video with chef Eric Kastel from the Culinary Institute of America demonstrating how to make classic Irish Soda Bread.

Fruit Fast Berry Cherry Challenge – create an original recipe that includes one or more Brownwood Acres/FruitFast® products.  Contest Entries must be either an Entrée or a Dessert. Grand Prize is a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer.

Ore-Ida Steam N Mash is having a Mash Destruction Contest, now through March 29. Parents are asked to consult their kids and submit entries on their most imaginative ways to mash potatoes. The grand prize winner takes home $5,000 and five runners-up receive $1,000 each.

Steve Smith - NFL All-Pro Wide Receiver is the ambassor for the House of Foods new Touchdown Tofu website.

While proving to world that real men eat tofu, Steve Smith is debunking misconceptions about the super food and reaching out to an untapped audience—men, youth and sports fans.  I hope you are able to share news of this campaign with your readers.  Soon the public will be able to enter to win signed memorabilia and tickets to an NFL game when they visit, www.touchdowntofu.com.

Dacor & Lowe’s – Dacor products will now be found on display at select Lowe’s stores. The Dacor appliances will provide Lowe’s customers who are in the market for high-performance appliances with a luxury design option.

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