PHILADELPHIA, PA, September 28, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Three local foodies will show their culinary skills at the Best of Beck's Kitchen Pantry cook-off at the Reading Terminal Market on Wed., Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The participants will showcase their original dishes incorporating items from the new, all-natural line of Beck's Kitchen Pantry condiments and spice blends. ---
The event benefits Manna, whose mission is to provide nutritious meals and nutrition counseling to neighbors who are battling life threatening illnesses.
"Foodies, this is your chance to strut your stuff," said Bill Beck, creator of Beck's Kitchen Pantry. "Show us your chops by creating original dishes that use our spice blends and condiments, raise money for a good cause and take a chance at bringing home the grand prize."
The winner of the contest will receive a $500 gift certificate to the Reading Terminal Market. Individuals wanting to participate must first compete in a voting round by submitting their own recipes using at least one of the new Beck's Kitchen Pantry items. Participants may submit one recipe per kitchen pantry item. The voting officially began on Sept. 16 and ends on Oct. 7. To enter, go to the recipe contest tab on the Beck's Facebook page.
Chef Jennifer Choplin of SoWe Bar and Grille and Wayne Metsinger, General Manager of Linvilla Orchards, are among the judges for the competition.
Participants may obtain the Beck's Kitchen Pantry condiments and spices at a $2.00 discount per item at Beck's Cajun Cafe at the Reading Terminal Market or at Amtak's 30th Street Station.
Beck's Kitchen Pantry condiments and spices may also be purchased at Bacchus Market, Green Aisle, Pennsylvania General Store (Philadelphia), Grandpa Hick's Cheese and Gourmet Shop (Lahaska), Highland Orchards (West Chester), Hollander Gourmet (New Hope), The Larder of Doylestown, Linvilla Orchards (Media), Love the Cook (Cape May, NJ), Sara's Produce (Collingswood, NJ) and Hot Stuff (Chincoteague, VA).
Beck's Kitchen Pantry condiments and spices are a throwback to a simpler time with all-natural ingredients and wholesome flavors of home like horseradish, pickles and garlic. They are easily recognized in their vintage glass jars and retro style labeling. The line includes:
• Creole Mayo - a zesty sandwich spread, dip and salad mixer.
• BBQ Onion Relish - smoky, bourbon-infused flavor for meats, hearty cheeses and Hors d'Oeuvres.
• 3 Devils - a flavorful hot sauce for food and drink from fried shrimp to Bloody Marys.
• Angel's Kiss - a sophisticated, international spice blend that sharpens the natural flavors of chicken, pork, and seafood.
• Devil Dust - a fiery rub for beef, poultry, seafood and vegetables.
• Rub-A-Dub -- a bold rub and post-cooking seasoning that enhances the natural flavors of prime cuts of meat including steaks, lamb, pork and game.
The event is sponsored by Beck's Cajun Cafe, the Reading Terminal Market and MyPhillyAlive.com. Proceeds of the sales of Beck's Kitchen Pantry condiments and spices on the day of the event will be donated to Manna. Attendees are also asked to make a donation to the charity to support their community efforts.
Founded by Chef Bill Beck, Beck's Kitchen Pantry condiments and spices bring zing to foods of all kinds. The line includes Creole Mayo, BBQ Onion Relish, 3 Devils Hot Sauce relish and Angel's Kiss, Devil Dust and Rub-a-Dub spice rubs. A three time Best of Philly winner, Chef Bill Beck's has won acclaim for his deft hand and has been showcased at Manhattan's James Beard House twice times. For more information, including recipes, ingredients and retail locations, visit http://www.beckskitchenpantry.com. Or call Jonathan Morein, Sales Manager at 215-565-5377. For more information about Beck's Cajun Cafe, visit: http://www.beckscajuncafe.com.
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