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Wednesday, May 28 2014 12:37 PM

'First Look': Taste menudo at Sunday's cook-off

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    Dr. Rebecca Rivera and Jay Tamsi tempt listeners with details of the 16th annual Menudo Cook-Off this Sunday during a segment of "First Look with Scott Cox."

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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Seventy contestants will endeavor to cook the best menudo dish ever as they go after the grand prize and bragging rights at the 16th annual Menudo Cook-Off this Sunday.

Menudo is a traditional Mexican soup made with beef stomach in broth with a red chili pepper base and hominy.

The cook-off, put together by the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, attracts 8,000 to 10,000 people, chamber President and CEO Jay Tamsi said Wednesday on "First Look with Scott Cox."

A panel of judges will decide who the first-, second- and third-place winners are.

If you're not a fan of menudo, there will be vendors selling different foods such as tacos, Tamsi said.

The event is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Kern County Fairgrounds.

For ticket information, call 633-5495 or visit www.kchcc.org.

 

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