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Judy Spooner Viewpoint: There are unexpected turns in search for perfect Strawberry Fest Top Chef Contest dish

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This time of the year, our daughter Margie is submerged in all things strawberry as all local cooks should be doing to get ready for the Top Chef Contest during Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest.


The best part of the contest is at the end when everyone in the audience is invited to taste the best offerings of all ages of Cottage Grove cooks for free. There is a youth division as well as those for teens and adults.

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Judy Spooner
Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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