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October 2022 through January 2023

Do you have a special family recipe you roll out for the holidays?

A dish – dessert, entrée, main course, or side dish -- that is really unique?

One that showcases Maine’s best ingredients?

If you responded with a resounding “YES!” to these questions, then you should enter our Dash of Maine Cooking Challenge today!

Submit a favorite recipe and a photo of your completed dish by MIDNIGHT, December 14 to Maine Public at fun@mainepublic.org.

Winners will be selected by a celebrity panel including Maine chef Stephen Corry (Petite Jacqueline and 555 North) and chef David Turin (David's and David's 388) based on these criteria – originality, connection to the holidays, and use of Maine ingredients. Two winners will each receive a $250 gift certificate to Now You're Cooking in Bath.

Chef Stephen Corry (l.) and chef David Turin (r.) in a composite image
Chef Stephen Corry (l.) and chef David Turin (r.)

There’s more! Winners will have the chance to visit a professional kitchen and cook their winning dish with a renowned regional chef. These mini-cooking sessions will be videotaped and shared online and over social media in January. As a further extension, Maine Public will package all the submitted recipes together in an online document that we will share out – virtual recipe cards!

If you are a Real Maine participant, let us know when you submit your recipe and we’ll be sure to acknowledge Real Maine alongside your recipe!

A HUGE thanks to our Dash of Maine Cooking Challenge sponsors – Central Maine Power and Real Maine -- without whose support these types of experiences would not be possible.