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Eat Real Fest and Punk Domestics present 2011 DIY Contests

Eat Real Fest and Punk Domestics present 2011 DIY Contests
Two new categories announced 

Eat Real Fest, the urban street food festival, and Punk Domestics, the premier content and community site for DIY foodies, have joined forces to present this year's DIY food contests. Bay Area amateur preservationists and homesteaders may submit their handmade foods in five categories, including two new categories introduced this year.

As with years past, contestants may submit their homemade preserves, pickles and home brews. New this year is the opportunity to submit honey from their own hives, as well as a new infusions and liqueurs category.

Submissions will be tasted and judged by panels of esteemed local professionals, media figures and bloggers, all experts in their respective fields. Contest submissions may be dropped off at the eat real offices on September 21-23, and judging will occur September 24, with the winner announced at 6:30 pm that evening. The list of panel judges includes:

Homebrewing: 
Bryan Hermannsson, Co-Founder/Mad Brewer, Pacific Brewing Laboratory
Johnny Van Houten, Brewer, Van Houten Brewery
Patrick Horn, Pacific Brewing Laboratories
Regan Long, Founder/Brewer, Local Brewing Co.
Richard Brewer-Hay, Brewer, Elizabeth Street Brewery
Tiila Abbitt and David Buckingham, FemALEist

Honey: 
Amy Sherman, Blogger, Cooking with Amy
Bryon Waibel, Her Majesty's Secret Beekeeper
Donna Suh Wageman, Owner, Pot + Pantry
Nicole Kramer Easterday, Founder, FARMcurious
Rachel Hoff, Owner/Blogger, Dog Island Farm
Rachel Saunders, Owner, Blue Chair Fruit Company/ Author, "The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook"
Stephanie Rosenbaum, Author, "Honey from Farm to Table"

Infusions and liqueurs: 
Anita Crotty, Writer/Photographer, Married ...with Dinner
Chaz French, Chef, Baker, Writer
Jesse Hirsch, Food writer, Bay Citizen
John Wight, Wine Steward/Sommelier, InterContinental San Francisco
Michael Cecconi, Instructor of Mixology at The Institute of Culinary Education, NYC
Michael Procopio, Author, Food for The Thoughtless

Pickles: 
John Birdsall, Writer
David Hawk, Publicity Manager, Food & Drink, Chronicle Books
Emily Olson, Co-founder, Foodzie
Jonathan Kauffman, Restaurant Critic, SF Weekly
Lisa Kramer, last year's winner
Karen Solomon, Author, "Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It" and "Can it, Bottle It, Smoke It"
Vanessa Barrington, Author, "DIY Delicious," Co-Author, "Heirloom Beans"
W. Blake Gray, Food Editor, SF Weekly

Preserves: 
Amy Cleary, Blogger, winebookgirl.blogspot.com
Anita Chu, Author and Blogger, Dessert First
Dianne Jacob, Author, "Will Write for Food"
Heidi Kooy, Blogger and Urban Farmer, Itty Bitty Farm in the City
Irvin Lin, Blogger, Eat the Love
June Taylor, Owner, June Taylor Company
Paige Bayer, Founder, SV Local Market (www. svlocalmarket.com/)
Shae Irving, Prizewinning Jam Maker and Blogger, Hitchhiking to Heaven
Tabitha Stroup, Chef and Founder, Friend in Cheeses Jam Co.

For the full list of rules and submission guidelines, please visit  http://eatrealfest.com/event/Oakland/California/2011/make-contests.

Media contacts

For the DIY contests:
Sean Timberlake
Founder, Punk Domestics
Sean@punkdomestics.com
415-385-4936

For Eat Real Festival:
Susan Coss
510-250-7811 Director, Eat Real Festival
susan@eatrealfest.com

About Punk Domestics
Punk Domestics is a content aggregation site for the hardcore DIY food community. Community members contribute and share their experiences in home food preservation in areas such as canning, preserving, pickling, dehydrating, curing meats, making cheese, home brewing, foraging and microfarming. Founded in 2009, Punk Domestics aspires to evangelize and enable the home DIY food enthusiast by curating and presenting best-of-breed content from individuals and experts in their respective arenas.


About Eat Real Festival Eat Real combines a state fair, a street food festival and a block party to create a celebration of good food. At the Eat Real Festival, participantes learn where food comes from, who grows it and makes it, and how they make it. Eat Real Festival attendance is 100% free of charge, all food at the festival costs $5 and less, and all food incorporates regionally sourced, fabulous and sustainably produced ingredients. 

Founded in 2008, Eat Real is a social venture business with an affiliated non-profit focused on promoting and teaching food craft. Eat Real’s mission is to help revitalize regional food systems, build public awareness of and respect for the craft of making good food and to encourage the growth of American food entrepreneurs. For complete information about the program schedule, vendors and directions, please visit  http://eatrealfest.com/event/Oakland/California/2011  

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