do they still have recipe contests in UK

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do they still have recipe contests in UK

Postby wargarden » September 21st, 2019, 4:58 pm

I was looking through some some old articles and seem bake off and
recipe contest used be a big thing in USA,AU,UK.
there still a lot of them in USA but do they still have lot of them in UK?
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Re: do they still have recipe contests in UK

Postby Herbidacious » September 21st, 2019, 6:37 pm

If you google it using a UK filter (if that's possible - I've noticed when I am in France this doesn't always work), you will find numerous ones, mainly connected to brands or marketing boards. Covent Garden Soup used to run one every now and again.

I don't remember them in any other context, but perhaps I am just not attuned to them.
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Re: do they still have recipe contests in UK

Postby earthmaiden » September 21st, 2019, 8:25 pm

It used to be commonplace for most villages to have a village show once a year around harvest time. It still is in many places but not quite so often in urban communities. Produce grown in the garden is exhibited (carrots, leeks, potatoes, pumpkins, marrows beans, fruit etc) and the exhibits would never look so good if they had not been nurtured from day one. There are also jams, baked goods, cakes, miniature gardens, flowers - you name it - and all kinds of handicrafts. There are instructions set beforehand which have to be followed and often set recipes for cooked items. Everything has to be exhibited as instructed. The day of the show is always a nice event with stalls and things taking place as well as the judging and awards. Often the produce is sold for charity at the end. My grandmother was a judge for food items and homemade wines and cordial. I went with her sometimes when I was a child. There were usually two or three judges and they judged very fairly leaving helpful comments where thought to be required. There is often some rivalry amongst those known to be the best at their craft in the village!
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Re: do they still have recipe contests in UK

Postby Suelle » September 21st, 2019, 9:31 pm

Do you mean cooking competitions, as Earthmaiden describes, which I think still take place in village or county shows, or in WIs, or the sort of 'invent us a new product' nationwide recipe competitions that Herbidacious mentions?
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Re: do they still have recipe contests in UK

Postby Ratatouille » September 22nd, 2019, 3:58 pm

MasterChef???
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Re: do they still have recipe contests in UK

Postby wargarden » September 22nd, 2019, 7:24 pm

Ratatouille tv cooking show contest don't count.
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Re: do they still have recipe contests in UK

Postby Pepper Pig » September 22nd, 2019, 7:57 pm

Well then you should have stated that in your original post wargarden. We are very literal here.
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Re: do they still have recipe contests in UK

Postby Suelle » September 22nd, 2019, 9:15 pm

wargarden wrote:Ratatouille tv cooking show contest don't count.


You still haven't clarified whether you mean cooking competitions or recipe invention competitions.
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Re: do they still have recipe contests in UK

Postby wargarden » September 22nd, 2019, 11:23 pm

recipe invention competitions.
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Re: do they still have recipe contests in UK

Postby Suelle » September 23rd, 2019, 6:50 am

wargarden wrote:recipe invention competitions.


Thank you! As Herbidacious says, they are often run on a national scale by food manufacturers looking for new ideas.
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Re: do they still have recipe contests in UK

Postby Ratatouille » September 23rd, 2019, 8:53 am

I won a kitchen in a competition run by Baxters(canned ) foods. I had to use at least one of their products in three courses. i managed 5 in total.
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Re: do they still have recipe contests in UK

Postby miss mouse » September 23rd, 2019, 4:33 pm

Wow. Was it a nice kitchen?

I think Baxter soups have gone downhill recently, the lobster bisque is not what it was IMO.
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Re: do they still have recipe contests in UK

Postby earthmaiden » September 23rd, 2019, 5:00 pm

Wow! I don't remember seeing competitions like that.
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Re: do they still have recipe contests in UK

Postby Ratatouille » September 23rd, 2019, 6:30 pm

It was relatively local and it was more than 30 years ago and yes, it was a lovely kitchen. I also won a wicker hamper of Baxters products and a le Creuset casserole which I still have! They didn't produce just soups.

It was my friends at work who entered me!
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