SASKATOON, SK, May 1, 2012 /CNW/ - May is Love your Lentils Canada month and top chefs across Canada, including celebrity chef Michael Smith, are celebrating! Lentils are versatile, delicious, and healthy, making them a perfect fit for Canadian families.
Canadian Lentils have paired up with Chef Michael Smith and Food Day Canada, an annual summer event to celebrate Canada's finest ingredients and culinary talent, for the Love Your Lentils Canada campaign. Chefs participating in Love Your Lentils Canada have come up with their own mouth-watering lentil dishes to serve forth in their restaurants for the entire month of May. Restaurant diners can go online to www.loveyourlentils.ca and vote for their local chef and the lentil dish they sampled to recognize their hometown lentil hero.
Love Your Lentils Canada is also encouraging Canadians to try some of the dishes at home by providing restaurant quality recipes, straight from the chefs! Anyone can take part by visiting www.loveyourlentils.ca to cast a ballot for their favourite lentil dish/recipe. And by going online to vote, you will be entered to win a trip for two to Prince Edward Island to celebrate Food Day Canada on August 4th with Chef Michael Smith and the chef who collects the most votes online for their lentil dish.
Chef Michael Smith loves lentils and so should you Canada. "I'm proud that we grow the worlds best lentils in Canada and I look forward to welcoming our winners to Prince Edward Island and celebrating Food Day Canada with lots of fun and flavours!" says Smith.
Not only is Love Your Lentils Canada engaging an all-star team of Canadian Chefs, but well-known culinary activist and Food Day Canada founder Anita Stewart is at the forefront of this campaign to get Canadians excited about loving their lentils. "By inviting Canadian top chefs who are also a part of Food Day Canada to take part in this competition, the Canadian Lentils campaign is really spreading the lentil love across the entire country," says Stewart. "Lentils are a truly Canadian food packed with nutrients that provide Canadians with the Simple Nutrition that we all could use a lot more of!"
Check out www.loveyourlentils.ca and cast your ballot today!
Canadian Lentils is part of the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers, a producer organization that represents farmers who grow lentils in Saskatchewan, the heart of the lentil growing region in Canada. For more information about Canadian Lentils and to see more great ways to cook with lentils, visit us at www.lentils.ca. For more information about Canadian Lentils or the Love Your Lentils Canada campaign, please contact:
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