Kentucky Monthly's Annual Recipe Contest Underway

Original recipe submissions accepted from home chefs with Kentucky ties only; chance to win Kentucky-themed prizes, including a stay at a Kentucky bed & breakfast.
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Feb. 7, 2013 - PRLog -- Kentucky Monthly magazine is seeking the best recipes in the Bluegrass for its fourth annual reader recipe contest. Submissions in six categories—appetizers, side dishes, main courses, grilling (sponsored by the Kentucky Beef Council), desserts and recipes featuring locally grown or made products— will be accepted via the online entry form ( at through Friday, March 8, 2013.  


The grand-prize winner for best overall recipe and winners in each category will be featured in the May 2013 issue of Kentucky Monthly magazine, and each winner will be awarded Kentucky-themed prizes. The grand prize package from Baker-Bird Winery includes a taste of history and country estate luxuries in beautiful Bracken County.  One lucky home chef will enjoy a one-night stay* and breakfast for two at Hawk Wood Hall and a historic tour of Baker-Bird Winery, the oldest commercial estate winery in America (*reservations are required and subject to availability.) The grand prize winner also will receive two tickets for a tastefully guided tour of some of Lexington’s best eateries, compliments of Bleu Plate Tours.  Each category winner will receive a Kentucky Cooking Gift set, which includes the cookbook Seasoned Cooking of Kentucky – A Collection of Kentucky Monthly Recipes and a Kentucky-shaped cookie cutter; and an item handcrafted from reclaimed bourbon barrels by Lexington artist Tony Davis of Studio 300.  

The 2012 grand prize-winning recipe for warm bourbon apple cheddar tartlets was submitted by Janine Washle of Big Clifty.  View the recipe here (

Entry Details

Recipes must be each contestant’s own original creation and not previously published.  Recipes must include a list of all required ingredients in specific, common U.S. measurement units, step-by-step preparation instructions and cooking times.  Recipes submitted in the Go Local Fare category must also include at least one ingredient that is either grown or made in Kentucky.  Contestants also must describe their connection with Kentucky, including but not limited to current and previous residents of the state and/or subscribers to the magazine.  Submissions with other compelling ties to Kentucky will be considered.

All entries and materials submitted in connection with the contest, along with all copyright, trademark and other proprietary rights associated therewith, become the property of Kentucky Monthly upon submission, and entry materials will not be returned. By submitting (a) recipe(s) to the contest, entrants acknowledge that Kentucky Monthly will own all rights to use, modify, reproduce, publish, perform, display, distribute, make derivative works of and otherwise commercially and non-commercially exploit the submitted recipes in perpetuity.  No purchase is necessary to enter or win.

About Kentucky Monthly

Established in 1998, Kentucky Monthly celebrates the people, places, events and culture of the Commonwealth. By highlighting the best our state has to offer, the magazine strives to unite Kentuckians everywhere and create a sense of pride and community.  The magazine is published 10 times per year and covers a wide variety of topics including travel, history, home, human interest, entertainment, outdoors, opinions, education, health and the arts.

Vested Interest Publications(VIP), the parent company of Kentucky Monthly, was incorporated in Frankfort, Kentucky in 1998. In addition to the flagship magazine and its smartphone application, Travel Kentucky, VIP periodically produces books and special publications. VIP books include Sacred Places of Kentucky, Kentucky’s Twelve Days of Christmas, Kentucky: A to Z and Seasoned Cooking of Kentucky.
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