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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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Minnesota State Fair, 2014

 

Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance

FAMILY HEIRLOOM RECIPES

Picnics and Family Reunions


Minnesota State Fair

August 17, 2014

 

 

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 31st, these are the results:

 


First Prize:

Mom's Cherry Upside Down Cake

Mary Drabik, Shoreview, Minnesota

 

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Second Prize:

Family Apple Pie

April Weinreich, Wahkon, Minnesota

 

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Third Prize:

Grandma's Egg Cookies

Marceil Ann Luedtke, Roseville, Minnesota

 

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Fourth Prize:

Bunny's Indian Fry Bread

 

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Honorable Mention:

Great Grandma's Cookies

Sharon R Johnson, Columbia Heights, Minnesota

 

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Contestants:

 

Our Family Angel Food Cake

Lori Beach, Maple Grove, Minnesota

 

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APPLESAUCE CAKE

Betty Stennes, Farmington, Minnesota

 

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Grandma Mamie's Cheesecake

Barb Lutz, Elk River, Minnesota

 

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Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Ruthie Gearhart, White Bear Lake, Minnesota

 

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Old Fashioned Fruitcake

Dori Henderson, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

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Granny Alice's Fried Chicken

Alice Seuffert,  St. Paul, Minnesota

 

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MOLASSES COOKIES

Laura Ann Saxon

 

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