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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, Minnesota State Fair, 2014

 

Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance

FAMILY HEIRLOOM RECIPES

Picnics and Family Reunions

 

Minnesota State Fair

August 17, 2014

 

Contestant

 

MOLASSES COOKIES

Laura Ann Saxon

 

 

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(Image by Peter Engler)

 

MOLASSES COOKIES

Laura Ann Saxon

 

 

This recipe has been passed down throuah many generations (over 100 vears), a special treat for most familv events and alwavs for fishing weekends.

 

 

MOLASSES COOKIES

Laura Ann Saxon

 

1 C. shortening

1/2 C. sugar

1C. molasses

1 C. hot water

5C. flour

1TSP. baking soda

1 TSP. cinnamon

1/4 TSP. ground ginger

1/8 TSP. ground cloves

1/4 TSP. nutmeg

1/2 TSP. salt

 

 

1) cream sugar, molasses and hot water

2) mix all dry ingredients together

3) combine both 1&2 beat for 3 minutes @ medium speed.

4) cover and chill overnight

5) flour working surface, form dough into a rectangle,

6) bake @350 (25 minutes) ... cool

7) create glaze combining 3/4C. powdered sugar, 1/4C. hot coffee

8) glaze cookies and cut into 3/4 inch slices