Green Tomato Contest Starts Today

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Do you love green tomatoes? We do. Those solid, slightly sour sign of harvest’s end are an entirely under appreciated treat, so we’re kicking off a contest to celebrate them.

We’re looking for your creative ideas on cooking with green tomatoes this fall. To enter the contest, send us your favorite green tomato project. It’s doesn’t have to be an original recipe, we just want to get you cooking with green tomatoes. There’s more to green tomatoes than frying. Be creative!

The winner will receive a Wüsthof Classic 5″ tomato knife, a Preserve cutting board from their new kitchenware line, a DVD of the film Fried Green Tomatoes, and a bar of Burt’s Bees tomato soap. We’ll send an Apartment Therapy market bag and bar of the tomato soap to five runners-up.

Here’s a little green tomato inspiration from poet Joanne Scott Kennedy:

The Last Green Tomato
hangs tight and shiny-hard, too late-
born to plump and pink beneath
July’s blaze-hand and eye

Read on for the rules …

This has to be a new project – not something you cooked and photographed previously. The point of this contest is to get us all cooking something new!

We’ll need three things:

• Three digital photos: your ingredients, you making your green tomato dish, and the finished food.
• The recipe or technique (or a link to it) if you got it from somewhere else. If it’s original, tell us.
• Where you bought or how you grew these tomatoes; any extra details about the tomatoes themselves. Please do use unripe green tomatoes, we know that some varieties are green when ripe.

Sara Kate, Faith, and Chris — your hosts here at AT: Kitchen — will be the judges for this contest. We’ll be looking for creativity and the best use of seasonal ingredients.

To enter, email your pictures and links or recipes to kitchen(at)apartmenttherapy(dot)com.

Entries are due by noon Eastern time on Monday, November 5. We’ll announce the winner on November 9 and will post the winner and five runners-up here. One entry per person, please.