HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Capping off its milestone 100th Anniversary year, the Kenmore brand, along with Shop Your Way, announced today the winners of a year-long, nation-wide search for the best recipes that have stood the test of time. The five winners, all home cooks, will join some of the nation's top chefs to serve up their award-winning dishes at the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE, Oct. 18-20 at Pier 92 in New York City.
The five grand prize winners and their recipes, which are available on cookmore.com, are:
- Christen Clark, Runnells, Iowa - Sweet Corn Ravioli with Sauteed Summer Vegetables
- Jeffrey Doyle-Horney, Stoughton, Wisc. - Grandmother Lucy's Raspberry Lattice Pie
- Jill Gilber, Langhorne, Penn. - Apple of My Eye
- Merry Graham, Newhall, Calif. - Nacho Mama's Chorizo Casserole
- Camille Warren, Hilliard, Ohio - Pork Chops and Applesauce on a Stick
Festival attendees will be able to taste the winning recipes and meet Ty Pennington, and the winning cooks, at one of the hottest exhibits at Pier 92 – the Sears Entertainment Area, which includes the following displays:
- A Kenmore booth featuring food and kitchen innovations from the Kenmore brand.
- Sears Sporting Goods and Outdoor Living lounges will that offer guests a place to relax in comfortable patio furniture; play crowd-pleasing games like bag toss, table tennis and billiards; and get ideas to help burn off those calories from this ultimate foodie event.
On Oct. 18 and 19, TV personality Ty Pennington will appear alongside the winners at the following events, and also be available for photos with Festival attendees at the Kenmore booth:
- Blue Moon Burger Bash presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats hosted by Rachael Ray– Friday, Oct. 18, 7 to 10 p.m.
- Jets + Chefs: The Ultimate Tailgate presented by diet pepsi hosted by Joe Namath&Mario Batali– Saturday, Oct. 19, 2 to 5 p.m.
In addition, Shop Your Way members and cookmore.com users attending the events will have the opportunity to receive the limited edition Kenmore 100th Anniversary Centennial Cookbook, which premieres at the festival and features the winners' recipes. Stop by the Kenmore booth and register for Cookmore and Shop Your Way (SM) to receive your cookbook.
"While crisscrossing the country, I have the pleasure of hearing great family stories and some of my favorites involve food and how a recipe has been passed down from generation to generation," said Pennington. "It's an honor to appear alongside these chief memory makers to serve up a piece of their history, as well as represent the Kenmore brand on the momentous occasion of its 100th Year Anniversary."
The award-winning recipes were selected from submissions made during multiple Kenmore 100th Anniversary celebrations, including a Memorial Day event in New York City to honor military servicemen and women; recipe contests at State Fairs in Wisconsin, Iowa and Ohio; and a digital cook-off on cookmore.com. Winners were selected by representatives from the Kenmore brand and were chosen based on the following criteria: presentation, heritage story, taste appeal and uniqueness.
"Over the course of a century the Kenmore brand has been proud to have earned our customers' trust and to be part of their homes and lives," said Michael Castleman, senior vice president, Sears Holdings and president, Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard. "On the Kenmore brand's 100th Anniversary, it's only fitting that Kenmore honors this shared history by celebrating recipes passed down for generations and embodying the power that cooking holds in our hearts."
Throughout the Festival, celebrity chefs from Mario Batali and Andrew Zimmern to Adam Richman will appear on the Kenmore Kitchen Stage. The Kenmore Kitchen Stage, separate from the Sears Entertainment Area, will serve as a central hub for attendees to see celebrity chefs in action using the brand's latest innovations:
- Kenmore Elite® Trio® 33 cu. ft. French Door Bottom Mount Refrigerator
- Kenmore Elite® 30" Electric Double Oven Free Standing Range
- Kenmore Elite® 24" Built-In Dishwasher with 360 PowerWash™ Plus Technology
- Kenmore Elite® 1.8 cu ft. Over-the-Range Convection Microwave
All proceeds from the Festival benefit the Food Bank For New York City and Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® campaign. To date, the Festival has raised more than $6 million for these hunger-relief organizations.
To follow Kenmore brand announcements, sign up to become a Shop Your Way member at shopyourway.com– a free and easy membership program where members receive points back on every purchase made and get perks throughout the year.
For more on the Kenmore brand 100th Anniversary including press releases, product information and images from events held throughout the year, including the Festival, please visit cookmore.com/press-kit/ or join in on Twitter using #Cookmore and #NYCWFF.
About Sears Holdings Corporation
Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) is a leading integrated retailer with more than 2,500 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada and the home of Shop Your Way, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through shopyourway.com. Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, fitness equipment and automotive repair and maintenance. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, with a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands' End, the Kardashian Kollection, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as Sofia by Sofia Vergara and The Country Living Home Collection. We are the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 14 million service and installation calls made annually, and have a long-established commitment to those who serve in the military through initiatives like the Heroes at Home program. We have been named the 2011 Mobile Retailer of the Year, Recipient of the 2013 ENERGY STAR® "Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award" for Product Retailing and Energy Management and one of the Top 20 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads. Sears Holdings Corporation operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation. For more information, visit Sears Holdings' website at www.searsholdings.com. Twitter: @searsholdings || Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SHCCareers
About the Kenmore Brand
The Kenmore Brand is an industry leader in delivering trusted performance in the home with smart and stylish appliance innovations that help consumers do things quicker, easier and better. Recognized as a top appliance brand for nearly 100 years, the Kenmore Brand continues to give consumers more time, efficiency and better results for better living with industry-leading products across small and large appliance categories. The brand also introduced the Kenmore Craftsman Live Brand Experience -- an interactive space in the heart of Chicago equipped to stream innovative experiences and events live online via the Kenmore brand's Facebook page. For more information, log on to www.kenmore.com or www.facebook.com/kenmore.
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