April 25, 2017

White wins cooking honors

Observer staff report

Forrest White of Williston came in second in the fourth annual Hood New England Dairy Cook-Off with his Squash’n’Blossom Fritter with Vichyssoise Shooter in the appetizers/side dishes category. The event was held Oct. 21 in Providence, R.I.

The competition began at 7:30 a.m., when 30 semifinalists competed in their individual categories. The five categories were: breakfast/brunch; soups/chowders; appetizers/side dishes; lunch/dinner (entrée) and dessert.

One amateur chef from each New England state competed in each category. Competitors had one hour to prepare and plate their dishes. All recipes were original and included at least one Hood dairy product and were judged based on taste appeal, presentation/appearance and creativity/originality.

White took the top honors in the appetizers/side dishes category, claiming a $500 prize, and was selected for second place overall.


  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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