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Pillsbury Bake-Offs

The Triple-Crown of American cooking contests consist of the National Chicken Cooking Contest, the National Beef Cook-Off, and the Pillsbury Bake-Off. The Pillsbury Bake-Off contest started in 1949, and until 1976 was held annually. Starting in 1976, the Pillsbury Bake-Off takes place in even-numbered years. The prize, increased to $1 million US in 1996, is not paid in a lump sum: it's paid $50,000 a year over the next 20 years, and in America, prize money is subject to income tax...
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