Philadelphia City Paper Teams Up with Reading Terminal Market to Host Recipe Contest


Roxanne Cooper
Associate Publisher
Philadelphia City Paper
Phone: (215) 825-2490
Email: roxanne.cooper (at)


Nationally Renowned Chefs to Judge City Paper Reader-Submitted Recipes

Philadelphia City Paper has teamed up with Reading Terminal Market to host a Harvest Recipe Contest — a challenge to readers to come up with the best, original harvest-theme recipes that involve only ingredients commonly available at Reading Terminal Market. The deadline for entry submission is Oct. 31, 2008 at 5 pm. One grand-prize winner will receive an Emersion in Culinary Arts course, courtesy of La Cucina at the Market and Temple University. Complete contest information and rules can be found at

City Paper food editors will select 10 semi-finalists that will then be tested by students in Job Corps’ Culinary Arts program. Designees of Job Corps will choose three finalist recipes. Job Corps students will prepare the three final recipes on Nov. 16 at Reading Terminal Market. Executive Chefs Matthew Levine of Lacroix and James LoCascio of Starr Restaurants and Anna Maria Florio, proprietor of La Cucina at the Market, will select the winner.

“You know what they say about people who can cook. … Cooking is a pretty sensual activity. We know our readers are creative, and that they enjoy good food. They love to share information on new products, markets, restaurants, and recipes. So, we decided to give them a place to show off their stuff,” explained City Paper publisher Paul Curci. “I’ll bet we end up discovering some really good amateur chefs in the process.”


Founded in November of 1981, Philadelphia City Paper has the area’s largest readership of any weekly newspaper by publishing, original, powerfully presented, award-winning editorial content. Philadelphia City Paper is distributed weekly to over 2,000 locations in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, Bucks, and Delaware Counties, South Jersey, and Delaware.

Job Corps is the nation’s largest and oldest federally funded job training and education program for “at promise” youth ages 16 through 24. With 122 centers nationwide, the program enrolls approximately 60,000 new youth each year. The Philadelphia Job Corps Life Science Institute trains students in culinary arts with a primary focus on serving the health care industry. For more information visit

Opened in 1892, Reading Terminal Market is THE place in Center City to find an exhilarating selection of baked goods, meats, poultry, seafood, produce, flowers, ethnic foods, cookware and eclectic restaurants against the background of a unique and historic site. Witness the hustle and bustle of a multitude of diverse people in this historic Philadelphia farmers market.

If you would like more information, please contact Roxanne Cooper at (215) 825-2490 or by email at roxanne.cooper (at)