Union Square Main Streets and US2, the City’s master developer partner for Union Square’s revitalization are seeking contestants for Union Square’s Fluff Festival “What the Fluff? Cooking Contest.”
Does Marshmallow Fluff inspire you to create culinary works of art? Have you ever used Fluff as a secret ingredient? Is there a fabulous recipe featuring Fluff that’s been passed down in your family for generations? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you should submit your creation to the “What the Fluff? Cooking Contest!”
Organized by Union Square Main Streets, the Fluff Festival is a tribute to Archibald Query’s marshmallow concoction, which was invented in Union Square in 1917. Now celebrating its tenth year, the event has been called one of the top ten things to do in Boston by The Boston Phoenix and made Thrillist’s “Boston Bucket List: 33 Things To Do Before You Die.”
What the Fluff? A Tribute to Union Square Invention takes place Saturday, September 26, 2015 (rain date September 27) from 3:00pm until 7:00pm in Union Square.
This year’s Cooking Contest is sponsored by US2 and gives participants the opportunity submit their Fluff-based culinary creations to a panel of judges who will present awards in five categories:
· Best Original Recipe
· Best Traditional Recipe
· Most Creative
· Best Youth Entry
· Grand Prize: Best Overall
Favorite recipes from past festivals have included Erupting Fluff Volcano Cake, Fluff Avocado Ice Cream, Chicken Wings in a Fluff Barbecue Sauce, and a chessboard made in cake and fudge.
Registration for the Cooking Contest is from 2:45pm until 3:15pm. Contestants are asked to bring at least six servings of their recipe, a print out of their written recipe, and a completed registration form, which can be found here. Registration forms will also be available on site.
Additional information on the Cooking Contest can be found on the Union Square Main Streets website.
Union Square Station Associates (US2) is the City of Somerville’s master developer partner for the state-approved Union Square Revitalization Project that includes over 15 acres of redevelopment near the future Union Square MBTA Green Line Station. US2 is collaborating with the community to create a vital and viable redevelopment plan for Union Square that realizes the community objectives as laid out in Somerville’s long-term plan, SomerVision. These objectives include making Union Square into a destination for employers, creating public green space, achieving housing goals with a range of affordability, and preserving the historical character and authenticity that everybody loves today. For more information on US2, visit http://www.us2unionsquare.com, or find us on Twitter.                  
Union Square Main Streets works collaboratively to actively support a vibrant neighborhood by preserving the character and advancing the economic strength of the Union Square business district and community. By highlighting the artistic and ethnic strengths of the neighborhood we seek to drive commercial and economic development. We celebrate food — local and international, our own eclectic creative sensibilities, and the dense, unique fabric of our New England square that blossomed before there was such as thing as smart growth. For more information on USMS, visit https://unionsquaremain.org.

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