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                California Wild Rice Industry Sponsors Recipe Contest
                California and Nevada culinary pros are invited to compete for cash

                11.10.2009 – Contact: Ann Thacker
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                Fair Oaks, CA — The California Wild Rice Recipe Rumble, a recipe contest featuring           Recipe cont
                wild rice and wild rice blends, is open to culinary professionals residing in California     professional
                and Nevada.                                                                                  Nevada.
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                The contest sponsor is the California Wild Rice Advisory Board (CWRAB). Entry                $5,000.
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                forms, rules and frequently asked questions are available on line at
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                “The total purse for the recipe contest is $5,000. Winners will also receive
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                complimentary gift baskets of wild rice and wild rice blends,” announced Fred Klose,         professional
                manager of the CWRAB.                                                                        food photog
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                A professional, as defined for this contest, is anyone who receives compensation as          The contest

                a result of cooking for the public. Chefs, chefs-in-training, caterers, home                Winners will
                economists, test kitchen professionals, dietitians, food stylists, food photographers,
                food writers and bloggers are eligible.
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                The goal is to spur the imagination of California and Nevada culinary professionals        California Wi
                by challenging them to present compelling, original ways of serving wild rice and
                wild rice blends in restaurants, within catering operations and in other foodservice       Tags

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                “West Coast chefs are leaders in sparking new food trends. We’re seeking to tap
                into their creativity to uncover innovative uses for wild rice and blends in starters,
                salads and side dishes,” concluded Klose.
                The contest closes February 28. Winners will be notified by March 31, 2010.

                In addition to cash awards for the best recipes in each category, photography
                enthusiasts may submit photos of their recipe entries for a chance to win cash and
                prizes. Photo contestants must enter their images through the social photography
                site, Flickr in the Wild Rice Rumble group.

                Note: Generic wild rice recipes and photography are available at

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