This July for National Blueberry Month, the US Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) is hosting a recipe contest to celebrate the versatility of blueberries and the dedication of blueberry fans. Christina Tosi – James Beard Award-winning pastry chef and founder and co-owner of Milk Bar – will judge the contest, and the grand prize winner will receive $10,000, the opportunity to meet Tosi and tour the flagship Milk Bar bakery in New York City.
The Great Blueberry Recipe Showdown looks to shine a light on the many ways to enjoy blueberries. Contest participants can submit their favorite original recipe in one of five categories: breakfast, lunch and dinner, snacks and appetizers, mocktails and cocktails, and dessert. In addition to one grand prize winner, which can come from any of the categories, one second-prize winner will be chosen in each of the other four categories ($1,000 each) and one randomly chosen participant will win a sweepstakes prize just for entering ($500).
“Creativity, curiosity, expression fuel me, and that’s one of the reasons I love blueberries – their possibilities are endless! Blueberries add a pop of flavor, color, texture and fun to any recipe, so they’re perfect for celebrating, in July and beyond,” Tosi says. “With The Great Blueberry Recipe Showdown, fans can really embrace the versatility of blueberries and have a blast in the kitchen. I can’t wait to see what they create – I know I’ll leave with a full inspiration tank!”
The contest will run from July 1-31, and entries can be submitted at BlueberryShowdown.com.
“USHBC is on a mission to grow our community of blueberry superfans and encourage people to grab a boost of blue each and every day. National Blueberry Month is the perfect occasion to celebrate blueberry fans across the US and shine a light on the incredible growers who work so hard to bring this beautiful and delicious berry to our kitchens,” says Kasey Cronquist, president, the US Highbush Blueberry Council. “The Great Blueberry Recipe Showdown also gives fans the opportunity to share their talents and creativity as we celebrate this July. We’re excited to see their favorite ways to grab a boost of blue.”