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Local chefs cook-off at historic home

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Sausage cake

AUSTIN, Minn. (KTTC) - The 9th annual Foodie Throwdown at the Hormel Historic Home pitted area chefs against each other.

With a name like Hormel, you know there's meat involved. This year's theme was sausage and featured an assortment of dishes.

Rich Mitchell has attended the Throwdown in the past as a taster and recruited his brother-in-law to help him as a chef.

"All I know is this is a traditional German sausage from the north of Germany called Knackwurst," said chef Tom Bueckers. "The ingredients are a little bit secret. I can't give that away."

"So far it's been a lot of fun. It hasn't been very stressful," said teammate Rich Mitchell. "It's been a fun time to get together and try to put something together that people will enjoy."

The event also featured live music, a live and silent auction and more.

The funds raised go towards preserving the historic home.

The director hints that next year's 10th event may feature past champions.

Alex Tejada

Alex Tejada

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