You Could Win A Trip To Italy By Creating An Italian-inspired Recipe

Do you love to cook? How about coming up with your own delicious recipes? It’s not a skill many people have but, if you do, you probably end up playing host at a lot of dinner parties.

Now that skill can land you an even bigger bonus thanks to pasta brand Explore Cuisine, which is giving away prize packages and a chance to win a trip to Italy to those who can create a delicious Italian-inspired recipe!

This May through November, Explore Cuisine will be sharing recipes and asking food lovers to do the same on social media. Each month, a winner will be selected to receive a prize pack that includes Explore Cuisine products and other innovative kitchen gadgets.

After that, on or about Dec. 20, one grand prize winner will be selected for a trip for two to Italy!


To enter, just create and post an Italian-inspired recipe using Explore Cuisine pasta products on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Follow @ExploreCuisine, make sure your account is public so the brand can see your recipe, use the hashtag #PastaPioneerChallenge and tag @ExploreCuisine in your post.


Recipes can also be uploaded to the contest site if you’d rather not post your photo and recipe on social media.

While the monthly drawings are random, the recipe for the grand prize will be judged on the following criteria:

50% Recipe Innovation/Pioneering
25% Premium Quality and Aesthetic of image/video Submission
15% Italian Region Connection
10% Healthy

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Each monthly prize is valued at $100 and includes Explore Cuisine products, a recipe book, a cookbook tablet holder, a garlic press, a pasta clip and drainer and a lazy wooden spoon.

The grand prize trip for two to Italy includes roundtrip air transportation, five nights’ hotel accommodations and a tour package for an approximate retail value of $6,000. Travel must be booked between Dec. 2019 and Feb. 2020, with travel dates from February to August.

You can read the full details by visiting Explore Cuisine’s website. Do you think you have a winning recipe?

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