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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, 2016

 

Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance

FAMILY HEIRLOOM RECIPES

 

Illinois State Fair

August 12, 2016

 

 

Illinois State Fair 2016 Winners Heirloom Recipe Contest

(Image by Peter Engler)

 

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:

Asparagus Soup

Amy Wertheim, Atlanta, Illinois

 

White Green Asparagus soup first place Illinois State Fair framed photos

 

 

Second Prize:

Grandmother's Raspberry Sauce

Jone Schumacher, Chapin, Illinois

 

Raspberry sauce 2nd place Illinois State Fair



Third Prize:

Sarah Leonard's Family Fruit Cake

Brazilla A. Leonard, Harvel, Illinois

 

3rd place Illinois State Fair fruit cake

 


Contestants:

Grandmother's Gingerbread Cake

Gail Long, O'Fallon, Illinois

 

Gingerbread cake



Grandma Delongs Meatloaf

Janie Saner, Sherman, Illinois

 

Illinois State Fair 2016 meatloaf

 

 

Kidney Bean Salad

Linda D. Cifuentes, Mahomet, Illinois

 

Illinois state fair 2016 kidney bean salad