Arkansas has dozens of inherited food dishes or entrees that are commonly prepared and eaten by Arkansans and even shared around the world, but none bear a name associated with Arkansas or a city/municipality within its borders.
Arkansas Signature Food Dish Contest – Official Rules
The Arkansas Signature Food Dish Contest spearheaded by the Jason Irby INNOVATION FOUNDATION (JIIF) is open to the public. Anyone is eligible to be a contestant and may submit one recipe per entry. Contestants under age 18 will need consent from a parent or legal guardian. Contestants must submit a typed recipe of the original dish including the dish name and cooking instructions. The food dish must pertain an entrée native to Arkansas. For example, seafood, arctic, tropical, etc., are not appropriate.
The name of the original dish must include “Arkansas” or a city or municipality within Arkansas.