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Lodge National Cornbread Cook-off Set for Saturday, April 23

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Lodge Manufacturing Company and the Michael P. Hennen Hospitality & Culinary Center in Chattanooga, have announced the competitors for the Lodge Cast Iron National Cornbread Cook-off: 

  • Crystal Schlueter, Southern Croque Monsieur On Poppy Seed Cornbread, Northglenn, CO
  • Ronna Farley, Cornbread-Topped Cordon Bleu Skillet, Rockville, MD
  • Karen Harris, Mexican Style Cornbread with Chipotle Shrimp Salad, Littleton, CO
  • Naylet LaRochelle, Bayou Smoky Shrimp and Fried Cornbread Green Tomato Arepas, Miami, FL.
  • Paula Todora, Open Face Beef Chile Cheeseburger Hoe Cakes, Fort Worth, TX

The judges for this year's contest are representatives or various print media outlets and food professionals. They include:

  • Josh Miller, Taste of the South Magazine, Birmingham, AL
  • Mary Constantine, Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville, TN
  • Pam Lolley, Southern Living Test Kitchen, Birmingham, AL
  • Bob Carlton, Birmingham News/AL.com, Birmingham, AL
  • Chef Shannon Johnson, Michael P. Hennen Hospitality & Culinary Center, Chattanooga, TN

The Cook-off is part of the 20th Annual National Cornbread Festival, held here April 23-24, 2016. The Lodge Cornbread Cook-off begins at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 23 on Second Street’s cook-off stage in South Pittsburg.

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