Share your sandwich with the world
Saturday 05 June 2010
Mezzetta's annual "Make your own sandwich" contest is underway and this year you can also vote for your favorite celebrity chef's sandwich.
At MakeThatSandwich.com you can enter your sandwich design and win up to $25,000 (€20,405) and also help a celebrity chef gift their chosen charity $10,000 (€8,162) by voting their sandwich creation best.
To enter the contest all that you need to do is submit your recipe for a cold, hot or vegetarian sandwich with an optional (but encouraged) photo online by September 6. There are a few small catches: you have to be 18 years old, reside in the US or Canada to win the prize and your sandwich has to include two Mezzetta products including specialty peppers, olives and gourmet foods, Mezzetta Deli-Sliced (sliced specialty peppers), Napa Valley Bistro (specialty pasta sauces and olives) or Kona Coast (teriyaki and BBQ sauces).
Voting for your favorite celebrity chef's sandwich is easier but not so tasty virtually, however the added perk is all the sandwich recipes are online if you feel like brown-bagging some new creations.
And, if you are looking for more recipes to help you whip up yummy sandwiches, check out ward-winning celebrity chef Tom Colicchio's book wichcraft: Craft a Sandwich into a Meal-And a Meal into a Sandwich ($27.50/€22.42) or blogs devoted to sandwiches and those that love them including Keaggy.com :: I Love Sandwiches and Everyone Likes Sandwiches .
Here is how the chefs in the competition are faring to date:
#1 Michael Symon's Soppressata Sandwich with Mezzetta Pepper Sauce and Fried Egg
Charity: Autism Speaks
#2 Stephanie Izard's Crisp Pork Sandwich with Tapenade and Sweet Pepper Aioli
Charity: Common Threads
#3 Chris Cosentino's Mess Piggy with Mezzetta Pepper Schmutz
Charity: San Francisco Conservation Corps
#4 Jamie Oliver's My Muffaletta
Charity: America Gives Back (Jaime's Food Revolution)
#5 Jody Adam's Sesame Eggplant in Pita with Peppers, Walnuts and Feta
Charity: Share Our Strength
#6 Daisy Martinez's Turkey, Bacon, and Avocado Panini
Charity: The NYFD Widow's and Children's Fund
#7 Adam Perry Lang's Super Pressed and Toasted Panini with Fontina and Mezzetta Relish
To vote, get the recipes and enter the contest, go to: http://www.makethatsandwich.com
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