Shari Saslaw of Cary, N.C., channeled a passion for blending cultural flavors into a fresh vegetable mixture she calls Tomato Kimchi-Chi: It’s Latin, Asian and smoky.
Shari Saslaw, of Cary, N.C., is photographed with her finalist dish, Tomato Kimchi-Chi, in her cousin's home in Richmond, Va. This was her first attempt at a Korean/Mexican dish. This is the second time she has entered a food contest. Jay Paul /For The Washington Post Buy Photo