Winning recipes will be published in the magazine; grand prize is an autographed copy of the First Lady's book...
ChopChop magazine, a wonderful nationally distributed publication about kids' and family cooking, has devoted two cover stories to First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign, spotlighting the White House chefs cooking and gardening with children. The magazine is now running the 'American Grown Recipe Challenge,' seeking creative recipes from junior chefs that are inspired by gardening. Kids (17 and under) and their parents/guardians have until Sept. 21 to submit original recipes to the contest. (Above: The Fall 2011 cover)
"Create an original recipe with your child using vegetables and/or fruit grown from your home or community garden. And if you weren’t fortunate enough to grow your own, use fruits and vegetables from your local CSA, farmers market or grocery store," reads the contest rules.
The top five winning recipes will be published in ChopChop. The grand prize winner will receive a rare autographed copy of Mrs. Obama's book, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America, as well as cooking gear. The 2nd-5th place winners will also receive copies of American Grown and some fun gear. For more information and to enter, check out ChopChop's contest page on Facebook.
Editor in chief and publisher Sally Sampson was at the White House for Mrs. Obama's Kids' State Dinner in August, and will be among the judges for the challenge. The panel will also include chefs and other food professionals.
*The official rules.
*Photo courtesy of ChopChop magazine