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Open Call for Cooking Video Contestants with Emphasis on Regional Cuisine

MARIN COUNTY, Calif., — has launched a Regional Cooking Contest for both culinary
professionals and home cooks (foodies). With the importance of using sustainable foods not only for our health, but also
the environment, this contest is encouraging the use of regional products and recipes.

The regional prizes are for the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, Northwest, California, Hawaii and Alaska
in the US. It’s all about regional products and educating people.

Internationally, if your country will allow contests, you’re in.

“My focus is that the public will have a wider understanding about regional cuisine and how to use local ingredients in
unique recipes,” says Linda Naughton, founder of “This contest will be judged not only by
the creativity of the chef, but how the ingredients are featured.”

Grand Prize is Enclume’s most popular pot rack model for over three decades. This classic oval design was modeled
after the first pot racks created for the King of France by his chefs three centuries ago.

The contest ends Dec. 1, 2009, 11:59 pm PST. Winners will be chosen by judges and the voting public,
which is encouraged to vote for their favorite video. Please see for complete contest rules.
Culinary professionals and foodies will be judged separately.

John Boos Cutting Boards, Chef’s Design French Roaster, Dansk Peppermills, Xtreme cookware, Kyocera Knives, Minden
Stove Top Grill, and Le Creuset French Oven are some of the regional prizes to be awarded.

About: began as a video portal of international cooking schools videoed during a worldwide
adventure. An e-book titled Cooking Tips From Around the World, A Culinary Travel Adventure, will be released in
October. Understanding the importance of sustainable foods, the site is where international chefs and foodies can upload
their videos for viewers to rate and comment.