MONTGOMERY, Ala.-- Some of the state's top chefs were in the capital city Thursday serving up super salads at the Alabama Heritage Cooking Contest sponsored by the Alabama Farmers Federation Women's Division.
|From left, Rhoda Oden of Etowah County with her first-place Sunni's Cornbread Salad, Nancy Jo Maples of Limestone County with her second-place new England Tossed Salad, and Renee Lee Neal of Cullman County with her third-place Teriyaki Sirloin Steak with Spaghetti Salad.|
Rhoda Oden of Etowah County won first place and $150 with her delicious Sunni's Cornbread Salad. The dish featured a variety of fresh vegetables, bacon and cornbread mix.
Nancy Jo Maples of Limestone County placed second and took home $100 for her New England Tossed Salad which featured cranberries, walnut pieces and mandarin orange sections.
Renee Lee Neal of Cullman won third place and $50 with her Teriyaki Sirloin Steak with Spaghetti Salad. The dish featured tender strips of sirloin steak and fresh chopped vegetables on a bed of marinated spaghetti noodles.
"The Alabama Heritage Cooking Contest focuses on the delicious foods prepared by Southern chefs and the connection that all our food has with agriculture," said Shirley Weeks of Lamar County, chairman of the Alfa Farmers State Women's Committee. "Each time we sit down to eat a meal, we should think more about the farmers who worked to grow the food we enjoy and be thankful that we have them."