(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.
Next week we will be featuring an in-depth look at each winner, complete with recipe and more photos. Stay tuned...)
Joanna adapted several recipes to make this trio of braised appetizers.
Emily bravely tackled Endive, a classic braising vegetable, and one she'd never cooked before.
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 adapted a dish from Amanda Hesser's Cooking for Mr. Latte, which was itself an adaptation of the classic French cassoulet .
Tatyana paid homage to time spent in Poland with her neighbor's recipe for the traditional polish peasants' stew.