Quite like the Strawberry, the Blackberry is not considered a “real berry,” it’s actually an aggregate fruit! That means the Blackberry is composed of a bunch of different tiny fruits, which combine to make one delicious flavor!
The true meaning of the name “Strawberry,” is somewhat contested by historians. Popular folklore relates that children used sell their berries at the market, and to make trading easier, they would string them together with threads of straw, hence Straw-Berry!
When you are walking through the fresh produce aisle at your local grocery store, it might be helpful to have a few tried-and-true tips up your sleeve to ensure that the delicious DOLE® Berries you bring home to your family (or keep all to yourself!) are as fresh and mouthwatering as possible!
Submit an original recipe for your chance to compete in LA and win a $25,000 grand prize!
When inspiration strikes, create a DOLE-centric recipe and send it our way. Which ingredient will be the star of your signature dish?
Enjoy an all expenses paid trip to Los Angeles for a chance to compete for a $25,000 cash prize - or be a Fan Judge at the event!
Celebrity Chef Ben Ford teams up with DOLE again to lead the judging and crown this year's winner.
Submit an original small plate recipe that can be prepared in 60 minutes or less on a gas grill (with a burner), uses at least one DOLE Product and up to ten additional ingredients (salt, pepper, water and oil or butter used for cooking, and cooking spray do not count as an ingredient).
Three finalists will be flown to Los Angeles to prepare and present their submitted recipe to a panel of judges led by renowned celebrity chef, Ben Ford, along with a live audience at Santa Monica Place to cheer them on.
The Round One Judges will judge and rate each Recipe according to the following Criteria:
(1) Best Use of DOLE® Product(s) - 30%, (2) Flavor and Taste – 25%, and (3) Creativity – 15%, (4) Presentation – 15%, (5) Ease of Preparation – 15%
The 2014 DOLE California Cook-Off winner receives a $25,000 cash prize in addition to 4 days & 3 nights in Santa Monica.
"Master tasters" who know good food but prefer to leave the cooking to others can enter for a chance to join the panel of prestigious judges and help crown the winner, in addition to 4 days & 3 night in Santa Monica, the selected judge will also win a $1,000 cash prize.
No purchase necessary to enter. Purchasing will not improve your chances of winning.
Alice P. from Murrells Inlet, SC, won the 2013 DOLE California Cook-Off grilling competition and the grand prize of $25,000 for her winning recipe, Harissa Veal Meatball Fruit Kabobs with Greek Yogurt Mint Sauce and Goat Cheese.
Harissa Veal Meatball Fruit Kabobs with Greek Yogurt Mint Sauce and Goat Cheese
Over 55,000 people turned out for this year’s DOLE California Cook-Off! With grills fired up, our three finalists competed and everyone had a blast at the Santa Monica Place in sunny Los Angeles.
You can become a part of this year's Cook-Off in 2 ways. Get cooking and submit a recipe or let your taste buds do some judging. Either way, we're glad to have you.
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