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09 November 2012

Taste of Carlow’s Inaugural Culinary Challenge

Taste of Carlow’s Inaugural Culinary Challenge

Do you have a tried and tested favourite mouth-watering recipe, one that was handed down from your grandmother, or perhaps even a tasty gem you picked up along the way? Well now, this is your chance to turn your cooking passion and your favourite personal dish into an unexpected Christmas spending fund!

You are invited to become “Local Food Heroes” by becoming part of the Carlow Culinary Challenge. This is your chance to turn your favourite recipe into a locally sourced winning dish!

Participants are asked to use their imagination and to create a sumptuous recipe using local Carlow produce. And there is plenty to choose from! – As one of the most farmed counties in Ireland, Carlow has cultivated an array of excellent food producers offering us a wide selection of wonderful produce ranging from fruit and vegetables to cheese and wine.

The competition has 2 categories – Adult & Student. There is a tasty winning prize of €1,000 in the Adult Category and a super Apple iPad in the Student Category. Several runner-up prizes include vouchers with a value of €100 for the winners to dine at some of Carlow’s finest food establishments.

Entry couldn’t be easier. Complete the entry form which can be obtained from Carlow County Enterprise Board by calling: 059 9130880 or on and return by December 3rd 2012.

A judging panel drawn from experts in the food and tourism sector will draw up a shortlist of finalists who will be invited to a Live Cook Off on Monday, December 10th 2012..The county’s best Chefs will be on board to take the winning local recipe and prepare it for all to enjoy!

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