Wisconsin State Fair, 2013



Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance



Wisconsin State Fair

August 4, 2013



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.



History: 50%

Prepared recipe: 40%

Appearance and display: 10%



1st place – $150.,  2nd place – $100.,  3rd place – $50.


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Competition was conducted on August 17th, these are the results:



First Prize:

Mom’s Schaum Torte

Gary Sullivan, Janesville, Wisconsin



Second Prize:

Christmas Eve Baccala
Terry Magestro, Oak Creek, Wisconsin


Third Prize:

Kapustne Haluski

James Papala, Cudahy, Wisconsin


Fourth Prize:

Nanna’s Irish Stew

Catherine Q. Rousseau, Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin





(A Bohemian Sweet Bread)

Timothy Anton Urbaniak



Chocolate Ice Box Cake

Christine Foris, Milwaukee, Wisconsin



Grandma’s Lemon Cake

Cindy Paul, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin



Grandma Great’s Prize Coffee Cake

Stephanie Paul, Butler, Wisconsin



Italian Cappelletti

Sally Zorko, Greenfield, Wisconsin



Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage

Lois Trongard, Pewaukee, Wisconsin



Mary Grillhoesl’s Red Cabbage

Linda Faust, Greendale, Wisconsin



Grandma’s Baked Corn

Donna Westray, West Allis, Wisconsin



Ukraine Halabsy & Onion Gravy
(Cabbage Rolls)

Barbara Strahler, Reedsburg, Wisconsin



“Norwegian Meatballs”

(The Alternative to Lutefisk)



Heritage Mincemeat Pie

Beth Campbell, Belleville, Wisconsin

Potato Cake

Michal Riege, Colgate, Wisconsin




(for Slava)

Bozica Blagojevic, Greenfield, Wisconsin