Calling all cooks! If you have a recipe that always gets requested for every family party, consistently wins the neighborhood competitions or was passed down from grandma, then Food Network wants to put them on TV for all of America to see. Food Network is looking for America's best recipes to be showcased on the new series Ultimate Recipe Showdown, it was announced by Bob Tuschman, Senior Vice President, Programming and Production. Starting April 25th, Food Network will begin accepting entries for the ultimate recipe contest that culminates in a showdown of epic proportions in Los Angeles. Whether a recipe is a new creation or has been in the family for generations, Food Network wants to know what America is cooking and the stories behind the delicious dishes.

"We often hear from our viewers that they have the best recipe for a number of dishes," said Tuschman. "We're challenging America to send us their best recipes and we'll put the cream of the crop on-air to duke it out for the title of 'Ultimate Recipe.'"

All submitted recipes must be original creations and will be narrowed down by an internal Food Network panel. The recipes will be judged on originality, presentation and above all, taste. The six recipe categories include:

CHICKEN -- Whole, Fried and Soups & Stews

CAKES -- Chocolate, Birthday and Cupcakes

COOKIES -- Chocolate Chip, Spice and Bar

PASTA -- Spaghetti & Meatballs, Lasagna and Stuffed

COMFORT FOOD -- Sandwiches, Mac & Cheese and Chili

BURGERS -- Beef, Poultry and Seafood/Veggie

The top nine entries in each category will travel to Los Angeles in August 2007 and show-off their skills on-air in the ultimate competition. The contestants will compete for $10,000 and the title of "Ultimate Recipe." Entrants should go to www.foodnetwork.com/ultimaterecipe to submit their recipe(s) to the show. The website will also give helpful hints on how to write up the recipe and suggestions for which category is appropriate. Applications will be accepted from April 25 - May 25, 2007.

Ultimate Recipe Showdown will premiere in early 2008 on Food Network.

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