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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, 2015

 

Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance

FAMILY HEIRLOOM RECIPES

Picnics and Family Reunions


Illinois State Fair

August 14, 2015

 

 

Chris Miller

(Image by Chris Miller)

 

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

History: 50%

Taste: 40%

Appearance: 10%

 

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Premiums:

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

 

 

Competition was conducted on August 14th, these are the results:

 


First Prize:

Bacon, Potato, Cheese Casserole

Dennis Kirby, Champaign, Illinois

 

Bacon Potato cheese casserole dennis kirby champaign illinois peter engler

 

 

Second Prize:

Grandma's Beef and Noodles

Carmen Arnberger, Sherman, Illinois

 

beef noodles carmen arnberger sherman illinois peter engler

 

 

Third Prize:

Mother's Day Rhubarb-Strawberry Salad

Jone Schumacher, Chapin, Illinois

 

 

 

Honorable Mention:

Peixe a Lumbo
African Shrimp & Rice Stew

Amy Wertheim, Atlanta, Illinois

 

Peixe a Lumbo African Shrimp Rice Stew Amy Wertheim Atlanta Illinois Peter Engler