I imagine few among us have never considered taking our passion for food craft to the next stage. Perhaps you've mastered a certain jam, or have a secret recipe for a killer BBQ sauce, or have even conquered the holy grails of cheese making, home brewing or charcuterie. Would you take it to market?
It's not for the weak of heart, which is why I'm always so impressed by those that do. It's also why I'm a big fan of the Good Food Awards. In their third year now, they seek out the best craft foods in the nation, aiming to put them on a pedestal for the world to see.
I know some of you in the Punk Domestics community have taken the leap and turned your perfect creations into market-ready goods. And so I hope that each of you will select your finest products and submit them to the Good Food Awards. The entry period is currently open; simply go here to fill out the entry form before August 31. If you're selected, your product will be up for blind tasting in October.
The winners are announced at a grand gala in San Francisco in January, and a lavish affair it is. I had the pleasure of attending the first year (last year I was in Italy -- no pity, please!) It's such a pleasure to see the hard work of these artisans recognized. And it's an even greater pleasure to taste their handicrafts directly.