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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, 2014

 

Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance

FAMILY HEIRLOOM RECIPES

Picnics and Family Reunions


Indiana State Fair

August 7, 2014

 

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(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%

 

Premiums:

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

 

 

Competition was conducted on August 7th, these are the results:

 


First Prize:

Biscuits & Wild Blackberry Jam

Beverley Weaver Rossell, Morgantown, Indiana

 

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Second Prize:

MINNIE MOM AND GRANDMA STELLA’S CHICKEN & NOODLES

Maureen May, McCordsville, IN

 

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Third Prize:

Babu's Polish rye bread

Christine Rienecker, Indianapolis, Indiana

 

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Honorable mention:

Grandma's Yeast Rolls and Freeze Strawberry Jam

Jennifer Dickie, Greenwood, Indiana

 

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Honorable mention:

Hot German Potato Salad

Phyllis Hine, Waveland, Indiana

 

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Contestants:


Irish Soda Bread

Nora Spitznogle, Indianapolis, Indiana

 

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Grandma's Blackberry Cake

Susan Gibbs, Indianapolis, Indiana

 

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Aunt Letha's Hickory Nut Cake

Carol Meeks, Indianapolis, Indiana

 

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A Cookie Shared through the Decades

Deborah Green, Fortville, Indiana

 

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Mamaw's Reunion Boston Cream Pie

Kevin Zirkle, Fortville, Indiana

 

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STUFFING ... lt's not just for Thanksgiving anymore!

Eileen Beyer, Shelbyville, Indiana

 

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