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Published January 7, 2013
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Love to Cook Kosher Food? Big Prizes for Nationwide Cook-Off

From now until Feb. 4, enter the seventh annual "Man-O-Manischewitz Cook-Off" for a chance to win the $25,000 grand prize, which includes Maytag appliances,cash, an all-expense paid trip and a crystal trophy. This year, the contest will be held at the Manischewitz Manufacturing Plant and Headquarters in Newark, NJ, giving contestants and guests a peek inside their state-of the-art production facilities. The Cook-Off encourages at-home chefs to experiment with kosher products while preparing delicious recipes that could be a new family favorite, or one that has been shared for generations.

To enter the contest, visit www.manischewitz.com. The recipe must adhere to Kosher guidelines, be prepared in under an hour, have no more than nine ingredients, which must include one of the Manischewitz all-natural broth flavors plus one additional Manischewitz product. Four finalists will be chosen by the judging panel and five semi-finalists will be posted on www.manischewitz.com from Feb. 21 through 28, allowing consumers to vote online to select the fifth finalist.

All five finalists will win an all-expense paid trip to compete live on March 21 in front of a live panel of judges consisting of food media and other culinary experts. More than 10,000 people nationwide, of all ages and all walks of life, have entered the competition in past years. Winning recipes include Mod Matzo Ball Soup, Chicken and Egg Donburi, Mandarin Dumpling Soup, Marvelous Mediterranean Falafel Sliders, Fantastic Flounder Rolls and Sweet Potato Encrusted Chicken. 

The Manischewitz line of products range from traditional Jewish fare such as matzo, gefilte fish, potato pancake mix, matzo ball mix and macaroons, to all-natural broths and gravies, as well as gluten-free products. The annual cook-off raises awareness regarding Jewish American Heritage Month, a national month of recognition of the more than 350-year history of Jewish contributions to American culture. 

To get inspired to create an original recipe using any of the new Manischewitz broths, visit the recipe section of www.manischewitz.com.


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