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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, 2015

 

Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance

FAMILY HEIRLOOM RECIPES

Family Favorites Never Served to Guests

(or whatever you like)


Indiana State Fair

August 13, 2015

 

 

Our Family Heirloom Recipe competition seeks your best made from scratch recipe of a family favorite never served to guests.  Maybe it is a favorite reuse of leftovers, something cobbled together because Mom's doing laundry.  Can't think of anything, well bring whatever you want. 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 13th, these are the results:

 


First Prize:

Green Tomato Mincemeat Pie

Fancheon Resler, Albion, Indiana

 

green tomato mincemeat pie greater midwest foodways 2015 1st prize peter engler

 

Second Prize:

Grandma Rosenbaum's Persimmon Pudding

Betsy Holtsclaw, Moorsesville, Indiana

 

Persimmon pudding Indiana state fair peter engler greater midwest foodways


Third Prize:

Brown Sugar Butter Toffee

Becky Lindsay, Greenfield, Indiana

 

brown sugar butter toffee 3rd prize peter engler indiana state fair greater midwest foodways

 

Honorable mention:

Love Boats

Jennifer Dickie, Greenwood, Indiana

 

love boats indiana state fair honorable mention peter engler

 

 

 

Contestants:


 

Tuna Noodle Casserole

Eileen Beyer, Shelbyville, Indiana

 

tuna noodle casserole indiana state fair 2015 greater midwest foodways alliance

 

 

German Cucumber Salad

Carol Meeks, Indianapolis, Indiana

 

German cucumber tomato salad 2015 Indiana state fair greater midwest foodways

 

 

Aunt Nellie's Chicken Noodle Soup

Christine Rienecker, Indianapolis, Indiana

 

Chicken noodle soup Indiana state fair 2015 greater midwest foodways