Braising Contest Awards 2007: The Winners

Braising Contest Awards 2007: The Winners

(Congratulations to our five grand prize winners. As we mentioned in our Honorable Mentions ceremonies (Pt. I, Pt. II, and Pt. III), this contest was incredibly difficult to judge. The entries all showed incredible enthusiasm and creativity.

These five entries stood out in particular. Each chef will receive a Calphalon Dutch Oven and a copy of Braise: A Journey Through International Cuisine by Daniel Boulud and Melissa Clark.

Next week we will be featuring an in-depth look at each winner, complete with recipe and more photos. Stay tuned...)

Joanna's Braised Crostini Three Ways

Joanna adapted several recipes to make this trio of braised appetizers.
Emily's Braised Endive with Proscuitto

Emily bravely tackled Endive, a classic braising vegetable, and one she'd never cooked before.
Mary and Elliot's Three-Ring Lamb Shanks

Mary just started eating meat after nineteen years as a vegetarian. Her husband created this playful spring recipe to honor her new carnivorous side.
Robin's Upscale Cassoulet

Robin adapted a dish from Amanda Hesser's Cooking for Mr. Latte, which was itself an adaptation of the classic French cassoulet .
Tatyana's Polish Bigos

Tatyana paid homage to time spent in Poland with her neighbor's recipe for the traditional polish peasants' stew.
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