The South Dakota CattleWomen are seeking contestants with a winning recipe for 2014 South Dakota Beef Cook-Off. The event will be held at the South Dakota State Fair on Aug. 30, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Huron, SD.
After 35 years, this summer will mark the final year for the annual Cook-Off as part of the State Fair. Kodi Blotsky, SDCW president, says this year’s theme is the “Last Meal”…
The CattleWomen have hosted the annual event thanks in part to the national Beef Checkoff Program. But does the national trend reflect our regional tastes and traditions?
In the future, the SDCW hopes to continue to share recipes with consumers, but through different venues, such as Facebook and Pinterest. This year, they plan to do a small tribute to the contestants who competed and those who volunteered over the many years. This summer’s final competition will challenge contestants to utilize an old cook-off recipe, reimagine and modernize it by changing the cut of beef, making it more convenient and improving the nutritional value of the meal.
Sometimes, an old recipe can be a real goody.
The cook-off will be split into three categories: Youth (ages 8-12), Teen (13-19) and Adult (20 and above). First place in each category will receive $300, and second place will receive $150. People’s Choice will also be awarded in each category and will receive $50.
In addition to the competition, the event will also feature the popular “Beef Basket Challenge,” which puts two local “celebrities” against each other in a cooking competition, where the individuals have to create a beef meal from a mystery basket of ingredients.
To enter the 2014 South Dakota Beef Cook-Off, contact Blotsky at SDCattleWomen@hotmail.com with your name, address, phone number and age.
The deadline to enter is next Friday, August 8th.