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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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Missouri State Fair, 2015

 

Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance

FAMILY HEIRLOOM RECIPES

2015 Theme:  Family Favorites Never Served to Guests

(or whatever you like)


Missouri State Fair

August 15, 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 15th, these are the results:

 


First Prize:

Lily Salad

Shannon Cobb, Lexington, Missouri

 

Lily salad Missouri state fair 2015 1st prize peter engler greater Midwest foodways alliance

 

 

Second Prize:

Grandmother's Blackberry Cobbler

Faye Hunton, Sedalia, Missouri

 

 

blackberry cobbler 2nd prize Missouri State Fair Peter Engler Greater Midwest Foodways

 

 

Third Prize:

Friccasee Chicken with Thimble Biscuits

Carol Brewer, Harrisonville, Missouri

 

chicken friccasee 3rd price Missouri State Fair 2015 greater midwest foodways peter engler


Contestant:

Guantis (Pronounced Wanda's) AKA Italian Cookies

Jessica Snell, Sedalia, Missouri

 

Italian cookies Missouri State Fair 2015 Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance 2015 peter engler