Chocolate lovers and home chefs across theÂ United States are invited to showcase their love of organic chocolate by submitting an original five ingredient orÂ less recipe that incorporates at least 2 ounces of Green & Blackâ€™s chocolate, a photo of their prepared dish, an essay on their growing taste for organic, and how their recipe wows family and friends.
Submit all the above for a chance to win a cooking session with Curtis Stone, host of the Take Home Chef, which appears on TLC.
Five winners will receive a cooking session with Curtis in New York City, starting with a shopping adventure at gourmet New York City markets in search of fresh, organic ingredients and ending by enjoying their delicious meal together. Winners will also receive tickets to the James Beard Foundation Awards, the Oscars of the food industry.
With similar philosophies and passions for using the best ingredients, Green & Blackâ€™s and Curtis Stone are encouraging home chefs to heat up their kitchens with organic and natural ingredients. Curtis will share tips designed to inspire people to create their own 5-ingredient orÂ less organic recipes on the Green & Blackâ€™s Web site through April 21, 2008.
In addition to getting a chance to win a cooking session with Curtis Stone and tickets to the James Beard Foundation Awards, Green & Blackâ€™s Chocolate Challenge entrants will help cocoa farmers in Belize. For each valid entry received, Green & Blackâ€™s will build on its existing relationship with the Toledo Cacao Growersâ€™ Association in Belize by supplying the members of its cooperative with funds to plant and grow to maturity one hardwood tree.
These hardwood trees, as part of a reinvestment in the indigenous rainforest, will help provide the necessary shade to shelter the farmersâ€™ cocoa trees and allow them to thrive, providing greater economic opportunities for these farmers in Belize.
(Note: this contest is Long Over – 3/08 Post Date)