Maine Public’s Dash of Maine Cooking Challenge

Welcome to Maine Public's Dash of Maine Cooking Challenge!

Grab your mixing bowls, measuring cups, and spices because we've got something very special for all you home cooks out there!

The Maine Bicentennial Community Cookbook has just been published (!) and it is a must have for kitchens across Maine. Inside its pages are recipes and stories centered around Maine's culinary past, present and future. With Karl Schatz and Margaret Hathaway, the creative team behind the cookbook, we have pulled out six bicentennial recipes that we are certain you'll want to tackle in your home kitchen. And the reward? Great dishes to wow your family and the chance to win a copy of the cookbook for your very self.

Each week starting on June 28 for six weeks we will post up one bicentennial recipe on this web page. By the Friday at NOON of that same week, you will need to send us a picture of the completed dish at your table. This gives you a whole week to secure the necessary ingredients and make the dish yourself.

You can submit your picture (along with your phone number so we can contact you if you are chosen) to us at FUN@mainepublic.org. We will post many of these entries on here and over social media. We will then randomly pick one winner each week and award them a complimentary copy of the Maine Bicentennial Community Cookbook! You have six chances to win over the course of the cooking challenge!

HUGE THANKS to Southern Maine Community College and the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry for joining us in this culinary challenge and making this cooking series possible. And a cooking tip from the Department of Agriculture: Try to buy locally sourced foods whenever possible! Thanks!

WEEK SIX (AND FINAL!) DASH OF MAINE COOKING CHALLENGE

Chick Pea Salad submitted by Ulla Meir of Caribou in Aroostook County.

Download the PDF of this week's challenge.

WEEK SIX CHALLENGE DEADLINE: Friday, August 7 by noon.


WEEK FIVE DASH OF MAINE COOKING CHALLENGE

Cathy Flesh's Coconut Curry Lobster

Congratulations to our Week Five Dash of Maine Cooking Challenge winner Cathy Flesh! She was randomly selected out of all the entries submitted with her Coconut Curry Lobster dish, a recipe submitted to the Maine Bicentennial Community Cookbook by Beto Guimaraes of South Portland.

Download Beto Guimaraes' Coconut Curry Lobster recipe.


WEEK FOUR DASH OF MAINE COOKING CHALLENGE

Elizabeth Bailey-Mitchell's Lancey House Dip

Congratulations to our Week Four Dash of Maine Cooking Challenge winner Elizabeth Bailey-Mitchell hailing from Union! She was randomly selected out of all the entries submitted in the fourth week of our cooking challenge. Her completed dish was created following the Lancey House Dip recipe submitted by Susan Koch of Scarborough appearing in the Maine Bicentennial Community Cookbook.

Download Susan Koch's Lancey House Dip recipe.


WEEK THREE DASH OF MAINE COOKING CHALLENGE

Lorna Cooley-Coburn's Rhubarb Custard Pie.

Congratulations to our Week Three Dash of Maine Cooking Challenge winner Lorna Cooley-Coburn! She was randomly selected out of all the entries submitted in the third week of our cooking challenge. Attached is a photo of her completed dish created following the Rhubarb Custard Pie recipe submitted by Jane Cleaves McKenna of Bowdoinham that appears in the Maine Bicentennial Community Cookbook.

Download Jane Cleaves McKenna's Rhubarb Custard Pie recipe.


WEEK TWO DASH OF MAINE COOKING CHALLENGE

Richard Gwinn's Chicken Tortilla Soup our week two winner!

Congratulations to our Week Two Dash of Maine Cooking Challenge winner Richard Gwinn! He was randomly selected out of the slew of entries into the second week of our cooking challenge. Attached is a photo of his completed dish created following the Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe by Mary Herman of Brunswick that appears in the Maine Bicentennial Community Cookbook.

Download Mary Herman's Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe.


WEEK ONE DASH OF MAINE COOKING CHALLENGE

Elizabeth Gross' winning entry for week one.

Congratulations to our Week One Dash of Maine Cooking Challenge winner Elizabeth Gross! She was randomly selected out of the dozens of entries into the first week of our cooking challenge. Here is a photo of her completed dish created following Ada Foss Cobb's Grapenuts Pudding recipe which was submitted by Cindi Cobb Annis from Monson in Piscataquis County.

Download Ada Foss Cobb's Grapenuts Pudding recipe.