UA students win blackberry, raspberry recipe contest

March 19, 2015
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Fred Miller, Division of Agriculture Communications
479-575-5647, fmiller@uark.edu

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Chocolate éclairs

Chocolate éclairs with blackberry mascarpone filling, by University of Arkansas student Joshua Andrews of Atlanta, won first place in a recipe contest held during the annual conference of the North American Raspberry and Blackberry Association in February.
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Raspberry dessert enchiladas

Raspberry dessert enchiladas, by University of Arkansas student Carlyn Oswald of Austin, Texas, won second place in a recipe contest held during the annual conference of the North American Raspberry and Blackberry Association in February.
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Dr. Han-Seok Seo

Dr. Han-Seok Seo, a University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture food scientist, judges entries in the NARBA raspberry and blackberry recipe contest.
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Fast Facts:
• Two University of Arkansas students won awards for blackberry and raspberry recipes during a NARBA conference held recently in Fayetteville.
• The recipes, for chocolate éclairs with blackberry mascarpone filling and raspberry desert enchiladas, are available on the NARBA website.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association (NARBA) awarded prizes to two students in the University of Arkansas Food Science Department for their winning recipes in a Raspberry and Blackberry Recipe Contest. The contest was conducted as part of the Association’s annual conference, held in Fayetteville in late February.

The first place award went to Joshua Andrews for his recipe “Chocolate Éclairs with Blackberry Mascarpone Filling.” Originally from Atlanta, Andrews is a sophomore food science major with a concentration in food and culinary science. Second place award went to Carlyn Oswald for her recipe “Raspberry Dessert Enchiladas.” A senior in the food and culinary science concentration, Oswald is from Austin, Texas.

NARBA Executive Director Debby Wechsler said, “Raspberries and blackberries are such flavorful and nutritious fruits. We are pleased to see students using their creativity to create these delicious desserts. I hope that raspberries and blackberries will also figure prominently in their future careers.”

The winning recipes may be found on NARBA’s website at http://www.raspberryblackberry.com/getrecipe2.cfm?recipeid=208 (Chocolate Éclairs with Blackberry Mascarpone Filling) and http://www.raspberryblackberry.com/getrecipe2.cfm?recipeid=210 (Raspberry Dessert Enchiladas). The website includes more than 100 other recipes, from beverages and salsas to breads and desserts, which can be searched both by category and degree of difficulty.

NARBA is a membership organization of growers, researchers, and others associated with the caneberry industry. The association has members in 35 states, 7 Canadian provinces, and 5 countries. For more information about the association, visit www.raspberryblackberry.com or contact Wechsler at 919-542-4037 or by email at info@raspberryblackberry.com.

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