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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, 2015

 

Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance

FAMILY HEIRLOOM RECIPES

Family Favorites Never Served to Guests

(or whatever you like)


Minnesota State Fair

August 22, 2015

 

 

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 22nd, these are the results:

 


First Prize:

Lilian Beuscher's Fruit Kuchen

Barbara A. Lutz, Elk River, Minnesota

 

fruit kuchen

 

Second Prize:

Grandma Hilda’s Cooked Salad Dressing

Lois L. Jennings, Savage, Minnesota

 

potatoes salad dressing wedding picture

 

Third Prize:

Aunt Rose's Baked Oats
Joan M. Hammell, Minneapolis, Minnesota

baked oatmeal milk jug team picture

 

 

Contestants

Danish Aebleskiver

Valeria Christensen, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

 

ableskiever

 

 

Norweigan-American Layered Turtle Cheesecake

June Lacey, Ashby, Minnesota

 

Cheesecake American flag turtle

 

Etta's Hot Dish

Elsie Olsen, Eagan, Minnesota