• 61°

Make Martha proud at Cook Off

Natchez is the “Biscuit Capital of the World” so it only makes sense that the Martha White Biscuit Cook Off is here every year during the Natchez Food and Wine Festival which takes place July 30 and 31 this year.

I have made many a biscuit, and even created a Blues club in San Francisco with the name Biscuit in it, and now I am working on a new book “Biscuit Love,” but as one of the founders of the cook-off it is not appropriate for me to participate. However, I am here to encourage everyone else to get in his or her kitchen and get creative and come up with a flavored biscuit or a breakfast biscuit and get involved in this great event.

We need to continue to put Natchez on the map and we are making our mark in the world of baking. We have so much to be proud of in our wonderful town, this is just another feather in our culinary cap. This can be your time to get recognition for your baking skills.

Natchez is special with so many one of a kind restaurants. I expect each of our local restaurants to come up with their own signature biscuit. I personally would like to see our international restaurants come up with their version using some of the flavorful ingredients they use in their cooking, Italian, Mexican, Thai, Greek — go crazy with all the possibilities.

When it comes to home cooks, we have more than our share of great cooks here and that includes our young cooks, all creative and inventive. This is our 10th anniversary, and I want to see a record turn out this year.

I am available to help anyone that needs help with ideas or testing of the recipe. If you need my help just call me at Twin Oaks 601-445-0338. I will be happy to help you perfect your ideas. I will not be a judge, so I can be here to help you. Lets all get together and keep our standing as “The Biscuit Capital of the World.”

Here is all you need to know to participate-

4Location — the Natchez Visitor Reception Center

4Date — Saturday July 31

4Time — 9 a.m.

4There are two categories for three groups

4 The two categories are: breakfast biscuit and most creative biscuit

4The three groups are: youth, home cook and restaurants.

4There is a $100 prize for first place in each category and a Martha White gift basket, second place gets a ribbon and a Martha White apron.

The rules are as follows:

4You must use at least one cup of Marta White flour

4Bring 12-18 biscuits, baked and ready for tasting

4A copy of your recipe for Martha White (if they choose to use it in a publication). If you do not want to share your recipe it will not cost you any points.

4Put your name, address, phone and e-mail at the top of the recipe or on a card with the name of your biscuits.

4Arrive by 8:50 a.m. to register.

I look forward to seeing you all there. I also hope to see you at all the other great events for our 10th annual Natchez Food & Wine Festival. For more information about the many events go to www.natchezfoodfest.com.

Regina Charboneau is a chef and a local resident.

News

Former Natchez Mayor Butch Brown off of ventilator in Jackson ICU

COVID-19

State reports 1,606 new COVID cases and 40 new COVID related deaths

News

Natchez native pens third installment of murder series

News

Photo Gallery: ACCS student celebrates birthday with drive-thru party

COVID-19

State reports 2,680 new COVID-19 cases, 70 new COVID related deaths

News

Wreck on St. Catherine Street takes out pole

News

Merit Health nurse of 23 years dies with COVID-19 complications

News

Girl Scout cookie time is here for Adams County

News

Brookhaven woman linked to over 15 ounces meth arrested in Adams County

News

Concordia Parish deputies uncover 14 stolen firearms after traffic stop

COVID-19

State reports 1,948 new COVID-19 cases, 41 new deaths amid vaccine shortage

COVID-19

State experiencing surge in patients attempting COVID-19 vaccination

News

Movie filmed in Natchez hits screens Feb. 12

News

Three finalists chosen for Executive Director in Natchez tourism commission

News

Kevin Warren named publisher in Natchez, Brookhaven, Prentiss

News

Girl Scout cookie season kicks off nationally Feb. 1

News

City of Natchez nearing lease agreement for old train depot

News

Former Sheriff Kenneth Hedrick remembered a kind, loving servant

News

City of Natchez to consider financing parks and recreation improvements

ACCS sports

ACCS without starting goalkeeper

News

Photos: Work crews demolish old A&P grocery on Franklin Street; make way for Recovery Enterprises

COVID-19

State reports new COVID-19 cases, deaths

News

Photo gallery: Locals share photos of their snow day

News

CPSO deputies apprehended multiple people for drugs, weapons