Stuff it, season it, and submit it for a roasting! To celebrate NZ Roast Day coming up on Sunday 7th August, there is a now a Roast Recipe competition for you to enter! The Selaks NZ Roast Recipe Competition is hot and happening!
Keen home cooks can submit their unique roast recipe for the opportunity to win an intimate cooking class for two with NZ food writer Julie Biuso.
Hunt out your favourite roast recipe, add your personal touch, match it to a Selaks wine, roast it and post it on the website: www.selaksnzroastday.co.nz.
The nationwide competition gives amateur chefs the opportunity to have their recipe judged by one of NZ’s top food writers.
Julie Biuso believes food is an integral part of family life: “Sharing a meal is the best way to bring your family together and if it is home-cooked, so much the better.”
Other prizes include two nights’ luxury 5-star accommodation, signed copies of Julie’s cookbook ‘Never-ending Summer’ and a mixed case of Selaks Winemaker’s Favourite wines.
Selaks NZ Roast Day takes place on Sunday 7 August and the competition closes the following day (Monday 8 August 2011) – enough time to sniff out a winning recipe, fire up the test kitchen and get your roast a-cookin’.
The winner will be announced by Friday 12 August.
For more details on the competition and for recipes, tips and the opportunity to win delicious prizes visit www.selaksnzroastday.co.nz
About Selaks NZ Roast Day
We’re celebrating the NZ roast on August 7, 2011. Now in its second year, Selaks NZ Roast Day honours NZ’s most loved meal and all the fun and fanfare and good times that go with it. With a proud 77 year history of bringing family and friends together over good food and wine, Selaks is determined to ensure the roast retains its rightful place in our country’s rich epicurean history. In the process, Selaks believes NZ Roast Day can play a lead role in bonding families and highlight the importance of homemade food and family dining.
Selaks is one of NZ’s original wine brands with a lineage stretching back to 1906 when Marino Selak arrived from Croatia. By 1934 Marino Selak had produced his first vintage. He was joined by nephew Mate in 1940 and Selaks went from strength to strength, becoming one of the driving forces behind the development of classic varietal wines in New Zealand.
Mate’s sons Ivan and Michael joined the firm, and the family tradition of innovation continued with the former seeing potential in Marlborough.
In 1976 Mate become a founding member of the Wine Institute and three years later the family completed its first export order, to Australia. In 1982 the Selaks brand was among the first tasting of New Zealand Wines in London and the company’s first Sauvignon Blanc vintage won three gold medals at the National Show in 1984.
Current head winemaker Darryl Woolley was appointed in 1985 and six years later Selaks bought land in Marlborough. Mate Selak passed away in 1991.
Now part of the global Constellation Brands group, Selaks remains a firm favourite both in New Zealand and overseas, and in 2011 celebrates 77 years of winemaking heritage.