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A summer BLT contest

(article, Culinate staff)

Over on his blog, food writer Michael Ruhlman is sponsoring a scratch bacon-lettuce-tomato sandwich contest:

bq.The interpretation must include one of each of the main ingredients: homegrown tomato and lettuce, a home-cured meat, some form of mayonnaise or emulsified sauce, and some form of yeast-leavened baked good.

In other words: No store-bought allowed. The contest runs until late August — plenty of time to let your tomatoes ripen, devise a plan, and get those photos and recipes in.

Vegans and vegetarians should not be dissuaded from entering, says Ruhlman. In fact, if there are enough entries, they may even get a category of their own. (But remember, Baconaise is not allowed.)