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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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Illinois State Fair, 2014

 

Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance

FAMILY HEIRLOOM RECIPES

Picnics and Family Reunions


Illinois State Fair

August 8, 2014

 

 

Illinois State Fair winners Greater Midwest Foodways

(Image Catherine Lambrecht)

 

Contestants entered their best scratch family heirloom recipe suitable for a family or community dinner.  Recipe should originate before 1950.

 

Contestants brought a prepared dish along with a brief story of who passed the recipe down to them, ethnicity, if relevant, number of years the recipe has been in their family and any interesting information about their recipe.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA

Taste: 50%

History: 40%

Appearance: 10%

 

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Premiums:

1st place - $150.,  2nd place - $100.,  3rd place - $50.

 

 

Competition was conducted on August 8th, these are the results:

 


First Prize:

Houby

Linda Cifuentes, Mahomet, Illinois

 

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Second Prize:

Grandmother Wierman's Mashed Potato Salad

Christine Beckman, Sherman, Illinois

 

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Third Prize:

Oyster Dressing... the rest of the story

Amy Wertheim, Atlanta, Illinois

 

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Honorable Mention:

Pfeffernusse cookies

Betty Moser, Decatur, Illinois

 

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Contestants:


THE KENNY FAMILY IRISH SODA BREAD

Margaret Baucom, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois


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CHOCOLATE SOUR CREAM POUND CAKE

Pamela Lynn Sage, Monmouth, Illinois

 

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Aunt Pearl's Chicken and Dumplings

Carol Meadows, Springfield, Illinois

 

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Grandma Guth's Stuffed Cabbage Rolls with Sauerkraut

Denise Bollman, Springfield, Illinois

 

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Best Strawberry Pie Ever

Kitsy Amrhein, Springfield, Illinois

 

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Ruth's Pasta Salad

Jackie Bales, Springfield, Illinois

 

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Dueling Potato Salads

Pam Elliott, Waverly, Illinois

 

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