Ten past grand-prize winners traveled to South Pittsburg, Tennessee to compete for the coveted cast iron skillet crown at the Martha White® and Lodge® Cast Iron All-Star Cornbread Cook-Off, which is held in conjunction with the National Cornbread Festival®.
Cornbread lovers cheered as the best of the best recreated their original recipes live on stage under the main tent. All recipes are main dishes made with Martha White Cornbread Mix and cooked in Lodge® Cast Iron cookware. Each recipe displays the versatility of cornbread and celebrates the tradition of Southern food.
It was so exciting to see the previous winners return for the All-Star Cook-Off, but it made picking a winner even more difficult. It took two heats for the panel of talented judges to taste the delicious recipes and select a winner.
The first place winner of $5,000 cash and a 30-inch stainless steel gas range (ARV $3,250) from FiveStar® Professional Cooking Equipment was Karen S. of Knoxville, Tennessee for her Festive Good Luck Cornbread Skillet. The second place winning recipe, Roasted Tomato and Bacon Cobbler, was created by Andria G. of Matthews, North Carolina. Valerie H. of Cartersville, Georgia, took third place for her The Crescent City Skillet.
The 20th Annual National Cornbread Cook-Off will be held April 2016. Details of the 2016 National Cornbread Cook-Off will be available after the first of the year at www.marthawhite.com.
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