A wise friend once complimented our cooking, saying “vegans have to pull out all the stops.” By that he meant that vegans pack tons of love and flavor into their dishes to obliterate the stigma that plant-based foods are bland or insufficient. Well, it’s time to pull out all the stops and obliterate stereotypes, cuz we’re shootin’ for blue ribbons at the Utah State Fair!
The 2011 fair will feature…
- Budweiser Chili Cook-off
- Fresh-made salsa competition
- Utah Farm Bureau Great American Dutch Oven Cook-Off
- Utah Beef Council Dutch Oven Mystery Bag Cook-Off
City Dogs will sponsor your entry into any of the above competitions if your recipe is 100 percent vegan. Ingredients are provided to you in the Beef Council mystery bag contest, but the rules don’t say you have to use all the ingredients.
Entry will be free to you and if you win, you keep the winnings! First place is $300, 2nd is $200, and 3rd is $100. On top of the prize the fair gives you, City Dogs will ask everyone to bow before you as a local God of vegan cooking (quite a prize, no?).
If you want to enter as a City Dogs-sponsored team, do it fast–each competition has a limited number of entries and deadlines are approaching. We can try to help you with some kinds of cooking equipment or utensils if you need something (the dutch oven contests require contestants provide their own fire extinguisher, for example).
Maybe we’ll make team t-shirts!