The World of Competitive Cooking

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Ellie Mathews won $1 million in the mother of all cooking competitions, the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest, in 1998. She talks about the world of competitive cooking and creating prize-winning dishes over the past 15 years. She recounts her culinary adventures in her book, The Ungarnished Truth: A Cooking Contest Memoir. You can find the top 100 finalists' recipes, vote for your favorite recipe and find last year's winning recipe at the 2008 Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest website.