18 Nov 2022

Share Your Real Maine Holiday Recipe!

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Join us in celebrating holiday traditions that highlight Real Maine ingredients!

Real Maine is proud to support the Maine Public Dash of Maine Cooking Challenge 2022 Holiday Edition!

Join us by sending your favorite recipe and photo of your completed dish to enter the challenge!

Do you have more than one favorite holiday main dish, side, appetizer, dessert, or sharable snack and can’t decide which one of your favorite recipes to share- submit them all!

You may enter multiple times but be sure not to miss the December 14 deadline!

How to enter:

  • Create your recipe that features Maine’s best ingredients.
  • Take a photo(s) of your completed dish.
  • Include a brief description of what makes your recipe and its Real Maine ingredients one of your favorite holiday dishes.
  • Send both to fun@mainepublic.org and DACFRealMaine@maine.gov.
  • Contest participants that cc: Real Maine with their contest submission will be entered to win additional Real Maine prizes.

Dash of Maine Cooking Contest 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 and Real Maine prizes, including a Real Maine baking-length apron. 

The two final winners will have the chance to visit one of the celebrity chef’s professional kitchens and cook their winning dish with the renowned regional chef while wearing a Real Maine apron! 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 online recipe cards that will highlight Real Maine members!

By entering the Dash of Maine Holiday Cooking Challenge, you are consenting to allow Real Maine, a division of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry, to utilize photos, recipes, descriptions, and other promotional content from your entry. This consent may be modified by email reply. Please note that the Real Maine team strives to promote and provide outreach and support for a diverse range of Real Maine members and cannot guarantee that any one member, product, or item will be featured or otherwise utilized in this campaign.