The winner of the 2019 Lodge Cornbread Cook-Off, Lidia Haddadian, didn’t rest on her laurels after coming in second last year. Instead, the home cook harnessed the lessons she had learned in the 2018 competition and came back to win it all this year.
“I’m honored and humbled to have had the opportunity to compete in the Lodge National Cornbread Cook-Off for two years in a row. Winning this year was a great boost in my culinary journey,” said Haddadian.
Haddadian’s winning recipe was Smoky Cajun-Style Shrimp ’n Bacon Pizza with Crispy Cornbread Crust. She received a $5,000 cash prize and a 30-inch stainless steel gas range, a $3,250 value, from FiveStar Professional Cooking Equipment, a division of Brown Stove Works.
Shauna Havey took home the second place prize of $1,500 with her Korean BBQ Pork Cornbread Totchos, while Chelsea Hanson placed third with her Nashville Hot Chicken and Cornbread Waffles. She was awarded $1,000.
The event took place during the 23rd annual National Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg, TN.