Are there guidelines for submitting a recipe to the Emergency Kit Cook-Off?

Yes. We’re not looking for gourmet cuisine, but we’re also not looking for simple PB and crackers. Get creative with the ingredients and create a hot or cold dish that you’d eat if asked to shelter in place.

The Emergency Kit Cook-Off challenges you to:

1) create a recipe that uses at least one Featured Ingredient supplemented with only nonperishable pantry items, including (but not restricted to) seasonings, condiments, sweeteners and potable water.


2) use manual tools (e.g., can openers and hand whisks) instead of modern appliances (e.g., microwaves) where possible. Use microwaves and stovetops if you must, BUT we challenge you to use alternative, safe heating sources.