Each year we ask the nation's best home cooks to submit recipes for the National Cornbread Cook-Off. This year's 2017 finalists have been selected and
are making final preparations to compete at the 21st Annual National Cornbread Festival in
South Pittsburg, Tennessee.
The 2017 finalists are as follows:
Each year during the last full weekend in April our hometown of South Pittsburg, Tennessee lights up to celebrate a staple in the Southern kitchen: cornbread.
As a part of the National Cornbread Festival, Lodge sponsors the National Cornbread Cook-off, a search for
the nation's best main dish cornbread recipe
The 2017 National Cornbread Cook-Off Champion will receive a $5,000 cash prize and a 30-inch stainless steel gas range (a $3,250 value) from FiveStar Professional
Cooking Equipment, as well as special gifts from Martha White and Lodge Cast Iron.
The second place winner will receive $1500 and third place will receive $1,000. The remaining two finalists walk away with $150. All finalists receive
up to $500 travel reimbursement and a gift basket courtesy of Martha White and Lodge Cast Iron.
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