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Cooking Contest For Manitoba High School Students Launched

Food Matters Manitoba has launched its first-ever cooking competition open to all high school students. Teams of students across Manitoba in Grades 9-12 are encouraged to enter a local food recipe they’ve created themselves which represents a yummy, healthy dish that also reflects the kinds of seasonal foods available in mid-winter in Manitoba.

The winning entries to the Localvore Iron Chef Cook-Off will be presented at the 2011 Getting Vocal, Growing Local Food Security Conference in Winnipeg in February 25-26. Howitworks:

Design a healthy recipe that uses three made-in- Manitoba main ingredients.

Enter it with an application form in the cook-off by Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010.

If you’re selected as a finalist for the cook-off on Feb. 5, 2011, you’ll be matched up with a professional chef for guidance on perfecting and presenting your recipe. For more information log on to www.foodmattersmanitoba.ca and click on “Events” or contact the Food Matters Manitoba office at (204) 943- 0822 toll free 1-800-731-2638.

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