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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 2016

 

Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance

FAMILY HEIRLOOM RECIPES

 

 

Indiana State Fair

August 11, 2016

 

Indiana State Fair Heirloom Recipe Contest 2016

(Image by Peter Engler)

 

 

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:

Mother Graham's Date Pudding

Raymond Graham, Fishers, Indiana

 

Indiana State Fair Heirloom Recipe Contest 2016 Date Pudding 1st place

 

 

Second Place:

Luella's Dark Fruit Cake

Luella Beth Hillen, Noblesville, Indiana

 

Indiana State Fair Heirloom Recipe Contest 2016 Fruit cake

 

 

Third Prize:

Grandma Emmert's Mashed Potato Cinnamon Rolls

Kenda Friend, Indianapolis, Indiana

 

Indiana State Fair Heirloom Recipe Contest 2016 rolls

 

 

Honorable Mention:

German Kuga

Rebecca Burgardt, Mooresville, Indiana

 

Indiana State Fair Heirloom Recipe Contest 2016 Honorable Mention Kuchen Kaga

 

 

Contestants:


My Mother's Apple Cake

Eileen Beyere, Shelbyville, Indiana

 

Indiana State Fair Heirloom Recipe Contest 2016 apple cake

 

 

Family Secret Cheese Cake

Jennifer Dickie, Greenwood, Indiana

 

Indiana State Fair Heirloom Recipe Contest 2016 Cheese cake

 

 

Aunt Eugenia's "Chinese Wedding Cake"

Christine Rienecker, Indianapolis, Indiana

 

Indiana State Fair Heirloom Recipe Contest 2016 Chinese wedding cake

 

 

Mom's Meatloaf & Potatoes

Maureen Minor May

 

Indiana State Fair Heirloom Recipe Contest 2016 meatloaf potatoes

 

 

Eva's Sugar Cream Pie

Betty Huddleston, Liberty, Indiana

 

 

 

Great Grandma Quackenbush's Award Winning Pie

Pam Nash Dobbin, Indianapolis, Indiana

 

Indiana State Fair Heirloom Recipe Contest 2016 Pineapple pie

 

 

Country Pork and Homemade Sauerkraut

Phyllis Hine, Waveland, Indiana

 

Indiana State Fair Heirloom Recipe Contest 2016 Pork Sauerkraut

 

 

Traditional Potato Salad

Deborah Green, Fortville, Indiana

 

Indiana State Fair Heirloom Recipe Contest 2016 traditional potato salad