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Do you have an easy to prepare original Italian recipe? You could win the Golden Spoon Award! (PHOTO: )

Festa Italiana hosts recipe contest

Are you famous for your homemade lasagne?

Do dinner guests go wild for your unique take on gelato?

If so, you might be a good candidate for this year's Festa Italiana Chef's Choice Recipe Contest.

Recipes will be judged according to ease of preparation, creativity and presentation. And the top five recipe participants will be asked to present their dish to a panel of local celebrities and chefs in the Cucina Showcase on Sunday, July 20, at 2 p.m.

Judges will include Joe Bartolotta of Bartolotta Restaurants, Peter Sandroni of La Merenda, cookbook author and celebrity chef Maria Liberati, Marilynn Mee of WKLH and myself.

The winner of the first Chef's Choice Recipe Contest will receive the first Golden Spoon Award, along with other food-related prizes.

Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to compete. Entries must be received on or before June 13. To submit, email your recipe along with a photo to Marie Lieber at or mail the recipe and photo to:

ATTN: Marie Lieber
Recipe Contest
Italian Community Center
631 E. Chicago St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

The following information should be included with your submission: cook's name, cook's email, address, phone number, recipe title and recipe type (main dish, side dish, dessert). Recipes should include ingredients, measurements, step-by-step preparation, cooking directions and a photo of the dish when finished.

For more information about the Chef's Choice Recipe Contest and Festa Italiana, please visit


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