LONGUEUIL, QC, Nov. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Every family has its own secret recipes and the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers is launching a first-ever contest to find out what they are! From November 5, 2010 to March 31, 2011, everyone is invited to participate by sending in their best family recipes that use maple products to help pass on a slice of our culinary heritage to future generations. Forty prizes are up for grabs, totalling $20,000.
Appetizers, main courses, dips, vinaigrettes, snacks, drinks, desserts—any recipe is eligible as long as it includes that defining product of Quebec identity, a pure maple product! The goal of the contest is to collect and share these maple recipes that are part of our heritage, whether they are modern or traditional in origin. Contestants can enter as many recipes as they like. Each recipe must be accompanied by a photo as well as a description of the recipe's history (a story, background, etc.). The winners have a chance to see their recipes published in a maple cookbook. For more details and to enter recipes, visit www.meilleuresrecettesalerable.ca
Recipes will be judged based on: balanced maple flavour, use of 100% pure maple products, historical cultural value, good taste, ease of preparation, originality, time-tested recipes, precision of measurements and ingredients listed, a readable and understandable text and a properly filled-out entry form.
Forty prizes for forty winning recipes! Each winner receives a gift basket valued at $500 and assembled with the help of Ares Baking Supplies and Emile Henry, to include an Emile Henry Dutch oven, measuring cups and spoons, a whisk, spatulas, a maple syrup pitcher and mixing bowls, as well as maple products of course: two cans of light and medium maple syrup, fine and granulated maple sugar, maple flakes, a maple flake mill and a maple candle.
About the FPAQ
The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers was founded in 1966 with the mission of defending and promoting the economic, social and moral interests of its 7,400 maple businesses, all working together to collectively market their products. The quality of their work and their products has made Quebec the producer of close to 80% of today's global maple syrup output.
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For further information: For further information:
Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers
Phone: 450 679-0540 ext. 8609