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Upcoming contests: Gluten-free, sweet potato recipes

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Getting into print

Deadline: May 30, 2014

Professional chefs are invited to submit their original, unpublished gluten-free recipes for the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) Gluten-Free Chef’s Challenge Cookbook, to be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.  The cookbook will feature 100 recipes from the country’s most notable and innovative chefs. The top 10 favorite recipes will be highlighted in the cookbook and those winning chefs will receive complimentary GREAT Kitchens gluten-free training by the NFCA. To enter the challenge and learn more about winners’ benefits, visit

Winners’ Circle

Sweet potatoes reimagined

The North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission welcomed two restaurants into the winners’ circle in its recent Savor Your Sweets recipe contest, open to independent restaurants in the Southeast. The savory category winner was Taqueria del Sol, with multiple locations including in Cary, NC. The recipe for Cuban Tacos features diced sweet potatoes stewed with ground beef and cheese filling. In the sweet category, The King’s Kitchen in Charlotte, NC, earned top honors for its Sweet Potato Rice Pudding. Both winners received $1,000 cash prizes.

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