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PICNIC AND BAR-B-Q RECIPES NEEDED FOR QED COOKS COOKING MARATHON PREMIERING THIS SUMMER
One winner drawn during the LIVE premiere Saturday, June 4 at 10 a.m. on WQED-TV will receive a $200 gift certificate to be used towards the purchase of a new grill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 3, 2011

CONTACT:
George Hazimanolis
412-622-1366
ghazimanolis@wqed.org

PICNIC & BAR-B-Q RECIPES
NEEDED FOR QED COOKS COOKING MARATHON
PREMIERING THIS SUMMER

One winner drawn during the LIVE premiere Saturday, June 4 at 10 a.m. on WQED-TV will receive a $200 gift certificate to be used towards the purchase of a grill

PITTSBURGH—Summer is right around the corner and QED Cooks wants to get you ready for all of your Picnics & Bar-B-Q needs with a new cooking marathon and the chance to win a gift certificate towards the purchase of a new grill.

Are you a grill-master? Do you have the best barbeque sauce East of Texas? Do people go crazy for your baked beans, or coleslaw or potato salad?

Now through Monday, May 23, send your favorite picnic and BBQ recipes and they will be considered for inclusion in the Picnics & Bar-B-Q cookbook. We’ll need everything from Appetizers and Main Courses to Side Dishes and Desserts, so get creative and send us your best dishes. In addition to collecting new recipes, WQED is asking you to submit in 25 words or less whether you prefer gas or charcoal for grilling and why. All submissions will be entered into a drawing. Then on Saturday, June 4 at 10 a.m. tune-in to WQED-TV for the premiere of Picnics & Bar-B-Q when host Chris Fennimore announces the name of one lucky winner who will receive a $200 gift certificate towards the purchase of a gas or charcoal grill!

To submit your recipe for consideration in the Picnics & Bar-B-Q cookbook or to enter for a chance to win a $200 gift certificate towards the purchase of a grill, send your entry via e-mail to recipes@wqed.org or mail to:

Picnics & Bar-B-Q
WQED
4802 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2942


One entry per person will be accepted.

Chris Fennimore currently serves as WQED’s Director of Programming and prepares dishes every Saturday on the QED Cooks (at 10 a.m. on WQED-TV) program celebrating the broadcast of its 100th cooking program this year. Since 1993, Fennimore has also hosted 16 national cooking marathons for public broadcasting. Fennimore’s blog, additional recipes and video may be found at: http://www.wqed.org/cooks

Fans of QED Cooks may also like the show’s page on Facebook for updates from Fennimore himself.

WQED Pittsburgh, honored with the 2007 and 2006 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Award for Station Excellence, was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported broadcaster. The people of WQED create, produce and distribute quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within their community and around the world. WQED Pittsburgh is one of the first broadcasters in the country to be fully high-definition (HD) in its studio and field production capabilities. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; WQEX-TV (A ShopNBC affiliate); Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org) and The WQED Education Department.


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George Hazimanolis
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412.622.1366
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