Hotdish Winner Declared 11 Apr 13

On Wednesday, Minnesota’s Congressional Delegation came together for U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s (D-Minn.) third annual hotdish competition. Sen. Franken started the friendly “Hotdish Off” as a way to bring the delegation together and celebrate a Minnesota culinary tradition. Rep. Walz’s “Hermann the GermanHotdish” took first place.

Sen. Franken said “It’s a great day when the Minnesota delegation is able to put our differences aside and focus on what really matters – Hotdish.” “I want to thank all my colleagues for participating in today’s competition and a huge congratulations to Rep. Walz for his winning Hermann the German Hotdish. It was delicious.”

“I want to thank Sen. Franken and his staff for putting this annual, bipartisan event on. It was great to share our recipes and great to finally win,” said Rep. Walz. “Today we share our hot dish recipes, tomorrow let’s share our ideas to create jobs, grow our economy, and forge a better future for our children and grandchildren.”

“Our Hormel hotdish may not have the shelf life of SPAM, but the recipe is timeless,” said second-place winner Sen. Klobuchar. “It’s great to come together every year with the Minnesota delegation for some home-cooked competition. Congratulations to Congressman Walz for winning with his delicious Hermann the German hotdish!”

Rep. Peterson said “In the midst of an April snowstorm in Minnesota, we’re hoping to heat things up with hotdish.”

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