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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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Honorable Mention, Illinois State Fair, 2014

 

Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance

FAMILY HEIRLOOM RECIPES

Picnics and Family Reunions

 

Illinois State Fair

August 8, 2014

 

Honorable Mention

 

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(Image by Catherine Lambrecht)

 

 

Honorable Mention:

Pfeffernusse cookies

Betty Moser, Decatur, Illinois

 

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Honorable Mention:

Pfeffernusse cookies

Betty Moser, Decatur, Illinois

 

3/4 cup honey

2 tablespoons butter

1 beaten egg

2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon allspice

3/4 teaspoon cardamon

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon anise seed powder

 

In a large bowl heat the honey and butter together and stir in the egg. Sift the dry ingredients together and add to the honey mixture. Let stand to stiffen. Shape into 3/4 inch balls and bake for 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

 

 

Prepare a glaze:

 

One beaten egg white

1 Tablespoon honey

1/2 teaspoon anise seed powder

1/4 teaspoon cardamon

1 cup of confectioner's sugar

 

Drop several cookies into the glaze and stir them about to coat thoroughly