Basil Recipe Contest

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So…you’ve received your organic basil seeds from Groundswell and your seedlings are growing. But what to do with all that basil? Now is your opportunity to get in the kitchen and show off your creative cooking skills! Supporters and fans of Groundswell are invited to submit their favorite basil recipes to our Recipe Contest and win an opportunity to have their recipe and story showcased on Frisch Kitchen, the food blog of Emma Frisch, Food Network Star, Season 10.  


Recipes are judged based on the following criteria:

  • Clarity of instructions
  • Innovative use of basil
  • Inclusion of other local or sustainable ingredients
  • Photo of final recipe

Prize: Winning Recipe Featured on Frisch Kitchen ( and a gift basket of artisanal food products from the food mecca, Asheville, NC (also home to our US-based global coordination office). 

Contest opens: Wednesday, May 28th
Contest Closes: Sunday June 15th
The contest winner will be announced late-June. 

How to enter the contest: Send your recipe (ingredient list and clear instructions) and photo(s) to before midnight on Sunday, June 15. Recipes received after June 15 will not qualify. 

Help us spread the word on social media using #GroundswellBasilRecipe! 


EmmaFrishJudge: Emma Frisch, Food Network Star

Emma is the owner of Frisch Kitchen, offering over 500 original recipes and an online cooking show through her food blog, culinary instruction, pop-up restaurants, and small group catering. Emma is one of Groundswell International’s 12 co-founders. Read more of Emma’s story and the on Groundswell’s staff and founders page

Excited for the premiere of Food Network Star, Season 10 on June 1st? So are we! Find out more details about the new season here


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