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.

January 14 – 2nd Saturday Offerings



Join us this coming Saturday, 1/14 to enjoy the offerings of our local Union Square participating businesses.  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.

Download a coupon to redeem the offers below.

Participating Business Winter offering – 2nd Saturday of January, February or March unless otherwise noted Address time offer available
Loyal Supply 20% off purchases over $50 21A Union Square
Brass Union Spiked cider for $7 and anyone purchasing 2 will receive.various items such as hats, tshirts etc 70 Union Square 3-7 PM
Yuki Shabu 10% off lunch 16 Bow St. 11:30 AM – 4 PM
El Potro Mexican Bar and Grill $2.00 Off Jalapeno Margarita or $1.00 Off House Margarita 61 Union Square
The Independent Free cocktail glass with purchase of Special cocktail (always $10) 75 Union Square
Gracies Ice Cream Free ice cream cone with the purchase of two pints 22 Union Square Feb and March only
Neighborhood Bakery Free large orange juice 25 Bow St.
Cantina La Mexicana Taco or Small Burro + soda – $8.00 + tax 247 Washington St.
Casa B Free individual dessert with your order of a Cuban Sandwich or the soup of the day. 253 Washington St. 11 AM-2:30 PM
Juliet Free bar snacks with purchase of any beverage 257 Washington St.
Riverdog 10% off Benebone Dog Chews 321 Somerville Ave.
Bantam Cider Free empty growler with the purchase of a flight of cider. 40 Merriam St.
Dance Union/Tango Society of Boston FREE class passes 16 Bow St.
Nu Cafe Free small coffee with any panini or wrap 195 Washington St
Workbar Sign up for a tour and receive FREE access to the space for 2 weeks. And FREE coffee!” 31 Union Square
Bloc Cafe Free cookie, scone, or croissant with the purchase of any retail item excluding bagged coffees and teas. 11 Bow St.
Open Space Community Acupuncture Intake fee waived for new patients 70 Union Square #102