IF YOU CAN’T BEAT EM – EAT EM!

IF YOU CAN’T BEAT EM – EAT EM!

At Wilderness Center’s Garlic Mustard Cook-Off

Garlic mustard, Alliaria petiolata, has been the scourge of forested areas for years.  Garlic mustard was brought to the U.S. by immigrants for food and without any natural predators, this invasive plant thrived and forced out many desirable native plants. 

Since one good way to beat ‘em is to eat ‘em, this year, as part of our Earth Day Celebration activities, The Wilderness Center will host its 1st Annual Garlic Mustard Cook-Off. 

The rules are simple.  When you call TWC to register for the Cook-Off, you will schedule a time between April 8th and April 11th, to pick up your supply of garlic mustard.  Garlic mustard must be harvested from TWC in order to be eligible.  Once you have your supply of garlic mustard, go home and create your culinary masterpiece. 

Cook-Off Rules

Recipes must use garlic mustard.  All contestants must submit a recipe with their dish.  Recipe format must include the name of the recipe, preparation time, number of servings, directions for heating (cooking), list of all ingredients, directions, name and contact information of chef.

Entrants must deliver their dishes and recipes to The Wilderness Center at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014.  Judging and sampling will take place at 11 a.m.

Entrants are asked to bring their entry in a disposable container.

Entrants are asked to prepare enough of their dish to serve samples to 20 people.

There is no entry fee.

Entrants must register by phone or email by April 4th.

Entries will be judged on taste, appearance and originality.

There will be awards given for best overall and for first and second runners up.  So, flex those culinary muscles and let’s see what you’ve got!  If you have any questions or wish to register for the cook-off, please call Barb at (330)[masked] or email [masked].

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