Spiedie Contest

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This is the event that started it all, a salute to marinated meat on skewers, the pride of  Broome  County! The Cooking contest was part of the Balloon Rally's original conception: a spirited Cook-off of a local food and a balloon rally. Anyone can join the fun and competition, applications are available and you simply need an original Spiedie recipe to enter.  

There are three classes of competition, and one to four categories within each class. An open class for the public and a celebrity class for local celebrities to compete with one another! The open class competes in five different categories: Poultry, Pork, Beef, Venison, and Lamb. There is also an award for best presentation.

Our host this year is Jim Ehmke from NewsChannel 34.  We bring in local dignitaries to judge the open class and have our own esteemed Chef's association to judge the other classes.

The fun starts at  1pm on Sunday and will be covered by local TV and Radio Stations. Don't miss the fun.  Forms are available on line or call Spiedie Fest for information (607-765-6604) and forms. 



Pork Winner: Don Wright

3 Lemons

White wine vinegar

Canola oil

Oregano, parsley, basil, garlic powder

Salt and pepper to your taste

4 cloves fresh garlic


4 pounds cubed pork

Let pork set for 3 days in marinade.  Cook on hot grill. 


Chicken Winner:   Katharine Madden

3-5 pounds cut up chicken

½ cup red or white wine

¼ c white vinegar (or lemon juice)

¼ cup chopped parsley

¼ cup chopped sweet basil

¼ cup chopped mint

1 tbsp season salt

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tsp black pepper

Combine all ingredients and marinate for 3 days


Beef Winner:  Celine Hughes

3-4 pounds cubed beef/venison

½ cup vinegar

½ cup red or white wine

½ cup canola oil

Juice of ½ lemon or lime

¼ cup sweet basil chopped

1 head of garlic chopped

1 onion chopped

5-6 bay leaves

2 tbsp rosemary

Combine all ingredients and marinate for 2 days


Lamb Winner:  Raymond Parks

½ cup olive oil

½ cup soybean oil

2 tsp fresh minced rosemary

2 tsp fresh minced sage

2 tsp fresh minced oregano

2 tsp fresh minced thyme

2 tsp fresh minced parsley

4 tbsp minced pimentos

5 tsp minced garlic

¾ cup lemon juice

¼ cup red vinegar

3 tsp minced red onion

1 tsp salt

1/3 tsp black pepper

4 pounds cubed lamb meat


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