Five 4-H’ers from Red River Parish qualified with nine dishes to participate in the Area Commodity Cookery Contest in DeSoto Parish on April 28, 2011, at the DeSoto Parish Cooperative Extension office. The Super Chefs showed the other parishes that 4-H is alive and well in Red River. The citizens of the parish should be very proud to have these young people represent them.
The Commodity Cookery Contests are divided into five categories: Egg, Poultry, Seafood, Beef and Pecan. The chefs choose a recipe for the category in which they would like to participate in at the local cookery contests.
The Commodity Cookery Contest provides 4-H’ers the opportunity to try their skills as beginning cooks. They learn how foods are produced and prepared. It also brings together other issues concerning food safety and dietary requirements that young cooks and their families can become aware of as they learn basic principles of food preparation. As Junior and Senior 4-H’ers, they can compete in the Next 4-H Food Network Stars during 4-H University in Baton Rouge.
Our Super Chefs are as follows:
Pecan, Cookie: Chocolate Dipped Pecan Cookies by Lauren Drabwell, red certificate.
Egg, Dessert : Milky Way Cake with Chocolate Icing by Sierra Ochoa, red certificate.
Beef, Quick & Easy: Beef Taco Shells by Lauren Drabwell, blue certificate .
Seafood, Shrimp: Shrimp Etouffee by Sierra Ochoa, third place medallion.
Congratulations to you. You represented Red River parish well!! We are very proud of you and look forward to many more of your best recipes.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture