Cooking Contest Judges 2014

With so many amazing creations, it takes a whole panel of judges to taste and evaluate the culinary inventions.  Grand Prize winner of the contest is granted a tour of the Durkee Mower Marshmallow Fluff Factory.  Tops in each of the categories receives a one-of-a-kind trophy and a bag of awesome prizes.  After the contest judging is complete, visit the Fluff Fest Bake Sale to take home your taste!

Heading Up the 2014 What the Fluff?  Cooking Contest Judges:

Mari Levine is a Senior Editor at America’s Test Kitchen Online Cooking School, the food blogger for (Did you know Fluff is kosher?!) and an occasional contributor to Serious Eats. Until now, she’s only eaten Fluff recreationally, but has spent her entire life training for her foray into professional judging.


Kate Shannon is a former line cook and cheesemonger and a current member of the tastings and testings team at America’s Test Kitchen, where a typical day might find her sampling cheddar blindfolded and eating five types of cake all before 10am. Though she grew up in a Fluff-less household, she often traded lunches with a middle school classmate who always brought Fluffernutter sandwiches on a hamburger bun.

NASA astronaut Sunita Williams calls Needham, MA home so she’s grown up on the deliciousness of Fluff.  She’s now spreading that love across the globe, serving up Fluffernutters in the International Space Station.  Who knows, will beings from outer space stop by, intrigued by this exotic Marshmallow Fluff.



Scott Malone, a journalist for Reuters, is the Boston-based editor in charge for general news overseeing the northeastern United States, where he covers everything from politics to storms to the weird and wonderful of New England. Scott has interviewed newsmakers ranging from Macky Sall, the president of Senegal, to chart-topping rockers Aerosmith.


Monica Ng has dominated the Fluff Festival Cooking Contest for years now, wiping out dozens of competitors to take home the Grand Prize trophy for her original recipes.  The only way to stop her reign was to pull her to the other side of the table and to put her exemplary palette into service.  She knows  quality food so whip up something extraordinary !
brandy cookingBrandy Brooks is a resident of Union Square and long time friend of Union Square Main Streets.  She’s twice been crowned Queen of Somerville at the Somerville Local First prom.  An activist in the field of community food systems, she spends much of her time advocating for nutritious food and fitness. But that doesn’t mean she’s lost her sweet tooth. She leaps with the joy of Fluff ,when taken in moderation.

October 8 – 2nd Saturday Offerings





Join us this coming Saturday, 10/8 to enjoy the offerings of our local Union Square participating businesses.  Come to the Market to buy your fresh local produce and then visit one of our participating businesses for a great deal on lunch, to get your clothes altered, for a free dance lesson, and much, much more:

Bantam Cider $5 off Bantam Cider T-shirts 40 Merriam St,
Bloc 11 FREE Small Coffee with Purchase of Sandwich or Salad 9 AM -1PM 11 Bow St.
Brass Union FREE T-Shirt with Purchase of Bloody Mary – 11am to 3pm 70 Union Square
Cantina La Mexicana Burro or Taco Plate with a soda for $8. (Chicken,Pork, Potato with Chorizo or Vegetarian Options) 247 Washington St.
Casa B Select 1/2 Price Tapas – 11am to 3pm w/ Cocktail or Wine 253 Washington St
Crossfit Somerville Pet Our Chickens & Get a Coupon for a FREE Trial Class 45 Prospect Street
East Boston Savings Bank Enter to Win $50 The Independent Gift Card 37 Union Square
El Potro Mexican Bar and Grill 20% Off All Food & Non-Alcohol Purchases 61 Union Square
Gracie’s Ice Cream FREE Hot Fudge 22 Union Square
Juliet 1/2 Sandwich & Soup for $10 & Raffle for 3 Course Dinner for 1 w/ Any Purchase – 8am to 3pm 257 Washington St.
Loyal Supply Free Fluff Taffy with $25+ Purchase 21A Union Square
Neighborhood Bakery FREE Large Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice w/ Purchase 25 Bow St.
Polished Mane Salon New Clients Receive 20% off Your First Haircut 449A Somerville Ave
Reliable Market 10% Off All Goods (Excluding Weekly Special Sales, Rice, Alcohol, Meat, Fish, and Tofu) 45 Union Square
River Dogs 10% Off All Dog and Cat Treats 321 Somerville Ave
Sally O’Briens 1/2 Price Sandwiches and Burgers Until 4 PM 335 Somerville Ave
Slumbrew Free Pretzel with Purchase of Beer Flight-11am-2pm. 15 Ward St
Somervelo FREE Air 361 Somerville Ave
Tango Society of Boston FREE Dance Lesson 12am to 2pm plus 50% Off Monthly Pass 16 Bow St.
Taza Chocolate 10% Off In-Store Purchases 561 Windsor St.
The Independent FREE Donut Holes w/ Purchase of Any Brunch Item 75 Union Square
Union Square Tailor 15% Off Alterations 36 Union Square
Workbar FREE Two Weeks of Access 31 Union Square
Yuki Shabu FREE Crab Rangoon or Scallion Pancake Appetizer with Entrée 16 Bow St.