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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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Indiana State Fair, 2013

 

 

Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance

FAMILY HEIRLOOM RECIPES

Picnics and Family Reunions


Indiana State Fair

August 9, 2013

 

 

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%

Prepared recipe: 40%

Appearance and display: 10%

 

Premiums:

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

 

Premiums sponsored in partnership with Feedstuffs FoodLink.com

 

 

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Competition was conducted on August 9th, these are the results:

 

First Prize:

Ms. Myrl's Chow-Chow

Michael Weaver, Morgantown, Indiana

 

chow chow indiana state fair canning jar 2013 flowers peter engler

Image by Peter Engler

 

 

Second Prize:

Great-Grandma Cora's Cranberry Salad

 

Cranberry Salad Indiana State Fair 2013

Image by Peter Engler

 

 

Third Prize:

P O P C O R N

Eileen P. Beyer, Shelbyville, Indiana

 

Popcorn homemade wax paper bags black bowl peter engler

(Image by Peter Engler)

 

 

Contestants:

 

Babka (Grandmother's Sweet Bread)

Christine Rienecker, Indianapolis, Indiana

 

Babka basket grandma Indiana State Fair 2013

Image by Peter Engler

 

 

Orange Cake Story

Phyllis Hine, Waveland, Indiana

 

Orange cake cherries pecans loaf bread Indiana state fair 2013

Image by Peter Engler

 

 

Red Devil's Cake

As written in the recipe scrapbook of Ada Strain Wingate

Deborah Green, Fortville, Indiana

 

red devil's cake scrapbook picture chocolate frosting indiana state fair 2013

Image by Peter Engler

 

 

 

Ma P's Apple Strudel

Ellen Pericak Schmidt, Indianapolis, Indiana

apple studel family photos indiana state fair 2013

Image by Catherine Lambrecht