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Judging the Pillsbury Bake-Off

Judging the Pillsbury Bake-Off was a joy for food writer Clementine Paddleford. Read about her experiences and some of the ups and downs of the early contests.

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Clementine Paddleford: America’s Forgotten Food Writer

Before Julia, there was Clementine…

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The National Festival of Breads Contest

If I click my heels three times, do you think I can go back to Kansas?  I would do it in a heartbeat, especially to “The Little Apple” AKA Manhattan, Kansas, site of the National Festival of Breads contest sponsored by the Kansas Wheat Commission, King Arthur Flour, and Fleischmann’s Yeast.  All involved in this contest […]

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Oz, Bread, and a Little Black Book

Hi everyone!  It seems like I have been gone for a month and it’s only been a couple of weeks.  I have gone from the wheat fields of Kansas to the sweltering heat of Los Angeles.   Actually, I am still in LA, but headed home soon.   I have so many stories and photos that it will […]

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Toto, I Don’t Think We’re in Kansas Anymore… but we will be!

I have an exciting couple of weeks ahead!  I’ll be leaving this week for Kansas (hopefully no tornadoes or wicked witches) where I am meeting up with my daughter Kristina for the National Festival of Breads, a cooking contest sponsored by the Kansas Wheat Commission, King Arthur Flour, and Fleishmann’s Yeast.  Kristina, owner of Cooking Contest Central, was […]

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The James Beard Awards 2013

The James Beard Foundation was founded in 1986, and you would be hard pressed to find anyone in the culinary world who would not love to win this medal, which is equivalent to winning an Academy Award Oscar.  The foundation is dedicated to celebrating and preserving America’s culinary heritage and future. James Beard was a cookbook […]

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Pillsbury Bake-Off #45: Pumpkin Ravioli with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream

It’s the 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off with a million dollar winner and Martha Stewart as host. What could be more fun – except add Orlando to the mix and you have the makings of a magical contest!

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First Pillsbury Bake-Off 1949

I will be writing about every single Pillsbury Bake-Off contest since the first in 1949! Let’s get started on this fun journey!

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