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Stew Cook-off Slated for WSU’s Land Grant Day

PULLMAN, Wash. — Fame and fortune could be yours if you are an imaginative cook. At least your designated 15 minutes of fame and a $100 cash prize.

All you have to do is win the annual Wazzu Stew Cook-Off at Washington State University on Saturday, Oct. 25. The contest is part of the annual Land Grant Day celebration of WSU’s College of Agriculture and Home Economics.

The contest is open to all and there is no entry fee. Rules are few. Except for condiments, contestants must use ingredients that could be grown or raised in Washington, such as potatoes, apples, and beef. Use your imagination.

Recipes must be original and two quarts of stew must be made and entered. Stews will be judged on the basis of flavor, texture, appearance, originality, commodities and cooking ease.

Entries must be dropped off in a crockpot at room 155 of the Food Science and Human Nutrition Building by 9 a.m. on the day of the contest.

Make certain your name is on the crockpot. A typed or neatly handwritten copy of your recipe must accompany your entry. The winner will be announced during the college barbecue later in the day.

To enter, simply send your name and the name of your stew to Elizabeth Peterson, Development Coordinator, College of Agriculture and Home Economics, P.O. Box 646228, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-6228. The entry deadline is Oct. 15.

Land Grant Day celebrates the university’s heritage as a land grant university. Land grant universities were created under the provisions of the Morrill Act.

The act provided grants of federal land to help support the creation of colleges in each state that would provide a practical education for the public, with special concern for people from rural backgrounds.

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