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Why are foodways important?

Foodways is the study of what people eat and why. Why we procure, prepare and serve the food we do has cultural, sociological, geographical, financial and political influences.

 

 

Why is recognition of diverse foodways valuable?

Preserving our past and present for the future by research, documentation and oral histories. It is culinary anthropology on the hoof, paw, root and leaf.

 

 

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Contestant, South Dakota State Fair, 2014

 

Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance

FAMILY HEIRLOOM RECIPES

Picnics and Family Reunions

 

South Dakota State Fair

August 31, 2014

 

Contestant

 

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Oatmeal Wafers

Yvonne Simmons, Huron, South Dakota

 

Cecelia Caroline Dietz was botrn in Charter Oak, IA  Jan 5 1887, and die on July 5, 1966 near Platte at 79 years of age.

 

She was one of nine siblings in the family of my paternal Grandmother - Anna Dietz Simons

 

She was born in Charter Oak but moved with her family to homestead near Platte in the early 1900's ... about the time she was writing her cookbook.  At the same time, her sister (and my Grandmother) Anna and her husband Englebert Simons homesteaded near Wessington.  They were some of the first to bring corn to this area.

 

Cecelia never married, but had compiled this handwritten cookbook of favorite recipes.  It was started before they left Iowa, and was well used over her 79 years.  I received the cookbook shortly after her sister Lroea went in the nursing home in 1986.  Several years later, I had copies made to distribute to my siblings.

 

In 1922, Cecelia enrolled in study with the Chicago School of Nursing - correspondence course.

 

I'm always looking for recipes which use no wheat (because of allergies).

 

This seem to me a quick, easy recipe for when unexpected company arrives or to go on an outing such as a picnic.

 

Just the thing to give the kids a sweet treat while the family is gathered!

 

 

 

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(Image by Catherine Lambrecht)

 

Oatmeal Wafers

Yvonne Simmons, Huron, South Dakota

 

 

Cream together

1/2 cup butter

1 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

dissolved in

2 tablespoons warm water

1 well beaten egg

Add 3 cups dry oatmeal to

make a hard, stiff dough

Roll thin and bake golden brown

350 F 15 minutes

Keep in tin box

 

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