She’s a Winner!

by Jeanne

Browniebliss There are women that I envy. And Camilla Saulsbury PhD is one of them. Just look at her author bio:

CAMILLA V. SAULSBURY is a native of the San Francisco Bay area. A food writer, food scholar and recipe developer, her award-winning recipes have appeared in SOUTHERN LIVING, BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS, VEGETARIAN TIMES, COOKING LIGHT and SUNSET. She earned her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College and her doctorate in sociology from Indiana University. She currently lives in Bloomington, Indiana with her husband. 

And this isn’t the end of the bio.  She’s written two cookbooks, Cookie Dough Delights and the just-released Brownie Mix Bliss.  This past week her winning chicken recipe placed first in The National Chicken Cooking Contest.  An entree of chicken breast meat cut into cubes, broiled on bamboo skewers and basted with a sauce containing sugar, mustard, hoisin sauce and vinegar, served over mashed sweet potatoes, and drizzled with chimichurri sauce. In addition to her food and academic career, Dr. Saulsbury is an exercise instructor and personal trainer. I want to meet her only to know how her secrets to doing it all.

I’ve written before about cook offs and in particular, The National Chicken Cooking Contest which is the oldest continuously held cooking competition in the United States, having started in 1949.  I love cooking contests.  I’m not confident enough to participate but they do offer a window into America’s kitchen diversity and creativity. So if you are feeling ambitious they are still accepting applications over at the 43rd Pillsbury Bake-Off or for something simpler try Camilla Saulsbury’s first place dish.

Mahogany Broiled Chicken with Smoky Lime Sweet Potatoes and Cilantro Chimichurri

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