Recipe Contest: Give us Your Ventura County Signature Dish!

March 03, 2017
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Note: The contest submission period had ended!
For our 15th Anniversary, we’re looking for original or family recipes that say Ventura County with each bite.

Open to anyone, home cooks and professionals, alike. Recipes can be sweet or savory, and connect with our county’s past, present or future.  Each recipe will be judged on its ingredients, flavor and how well it captures our county.

One winner in each category (Sweet or Savory) will receive an assortment of local items donated by Edible Ojai & Ventura County advertisers (listed below). Winners and their recipes will be featured in the Summer issue of Edible Ojai & Ventura County.

To enter:
~ Submit recipes to
~ Include your name, email & phone number.
~ Include a photo of your dish
~ Tell us why your recipe says “Ventura County” (in 150 words max).
~ If the recipe is inspired by another recipe, let us know where it’s from.

Deadline: April 15, 2017.

Winners’ prizes will be assortments (valued at $325 each) made of gifts from these generous Edible Ojai & Ventura County advertisers: 

• Back Patio Cellars​ - Pinot Noir
• Blue Ridge Honey​ - Ojai Wildflower Honey
• Buon Gusto Farms​ - Olive Oil & Fig Balsamic Vinegar
• Chocolats Du CaliBressan​ - Certificate for Artisan Chocolates
• The Collection at RiverPark​ - Gift Card
• Compassionate Eating​ - Cookbook & Ingredients
• Food Harmonics​ - Gift Card
• Four Brix Winery​ - Viognier
• Friend's Ranches​ - Ojai Pixie Collector's Glassware
• HelloHarvest​ - Produce Bin Delivery
• La Dolce Vita Ristorante​ - Gift Certificate
• Lavender Inn​ - Ojai Culinary School Apron 
• Moore Coffee, Tea & Spices​ - 805 Coffee Blend
• Ojai Alisal​ Vineyard - Malbec
• Ojai Certified Farmers Market​ - Gift Certificate
• Plan B Wine Cellars​ - Stemware & Tasting for 2
• Private Chef Robin​ - Cookbook & Culinary Salts
• Somis Nut House​ - Almonds, Walnuts & Pistachios
• Suzanne's Cuisine​ - Lunch for 2
• Tierra Sur at Herzog Wine Cellars​ - Spice Rub & Cutting Board
• Zesteez - Chutney Assortments

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