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    Post #1 - May 12th, 2011, 10:30 pm
    Post #1 - May 12th, 2011, 10:30 pm Post #1 - May 12th, 2011, 10:30 pm
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    Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance

    Family Heirloom Recipes Competition
    Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio


    Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance is dedicated to exploring, celebrating and preserving unique food traditions and their cultural contexts in the American Midwest. By hosting public events, developing archival resources and generating publications, the Alliance celebrates the distinctiveness of a region that is as varied in tastes and traditions as it is in its geography from the Great Lakes to the Great Plains. Exploring indigenous foods like Wisconsin cranberries and Minnesota walleye, celebrating iconic flavors like the wheat and corn from across the prairies, chronicling immigrant cuisines from early Europeans to 21st-century newcomers, or highlighting fish boils and fine dining in small towns and big cities, the Alliance promotes and chronicles the diversity of the region’s culinary character.

    Our Family Heirloom Recipe competition seeks your best made from scratch heirloom recipe suitable for a family or community dinner. To encourage delving deep into your family’s culinary history, please submit family recipes prior to 1950. We look forward to learning about and tasting your treasured foods.

    PRIZES: 1st place - $150., 2nd place - $100., 3rd place - $50

    JUDGING CRITERIA
    Taste 50%, History 40%, Appearance 10%

    CONTEST REQUIREMENTS
    • Enter your best scratch family heirloom recipe suitable for a family or community dinner. Recipe should be from before 1950.
    • Entrants must be at least 18 years of age, one entry per person. Contestants who participated before may not repeat previously entered recipes.
    • Each entry must be created from one recipe.
    • Every ingredient must be listed in exact measurement (no rounded teaspoons, etc.) type of ingredient (example: self-rising flour) must be specified. No mixes may be used. Follow general proper recipe procedure, listing all steps of preparation, pan sizes, temperature and baking time.
    • Entries must be typed on 8-1/2 x 11 inch paper. On one page provide the recipe and contestant’s name, age at time of contest, address, phone number and email address. On a separate sheet(s) present the recipe’s history. You may include who passed the recipe down to you, ethnicity (if relevant), number of years the recipe has been in your family and any interesting information about its place in your family's traditions. Note the history accounts for 40% of the score so be sure to do justice to your recipe’s story. Please consult http://www.GreaterMidwestFoodways.com under the ‘events’ tab for examples of recipes and their histories..
    • By submitting your entry, you accept official rules and agree to be bound by the judges’ decisions, which will be final. You also agree that your recipe and history narrative will become the property of Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance, which reserves the right to edit, adapt, copyright, publish and use without compensation to you.
    • By participating, contestants also understand and accept the right of Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance to use contestant names, photos, history narratives and recipes for publicity without compensation.
    • Each winning entry will be in a display case (18” x 18”). Your product should be displayed simply though attractively, with the use of props, such as a photograph, placemat, napkins, glassware or flowers.
    Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance is not responsible for lost or illegible recipes, nor is the fair.
    • Taxes on the prizes are the responsibility of the winner.
    • Recipes from the Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance website (GreaterMidwestFoodways.com) are not eligible for entry in this contest.


    Indiana State Fair:
    Competition: Friday, August 12, check in: 1 to 3 pm. Judging commences at 3 pm at the Ellison Bakery Culinary Kitchen in the Culinary Arts building.
      - Premium book: see page 32 of pdf “Department 114: Home and Family Arts” (hardcopy: pages 179-180)
      http://www.in.gov/statefair/fair/compet ... dbook.html,
      - Application form deadline is postmarked by July 1: “Home and Family Arts” (link listed under “Department 114”)
    Indiana Premiums Sponsored by FeedstuffsFoodLink.com
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    Illinois State Fair:
    Competition: Saturday, August 13, check in: 2 - 3 pm, awards 5:15 pm
    Illinois Premiums Sponsored by The Spice House (http://www.TheSpiceHouse.com)
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    Iowa State Fair:
    Competition: Sunday, August 14, judging begins at 2 pm.
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    Minnesota State Fair:
    Competition: Sunday, August 27, judging is closed to the public and done in advance of the fair’s opening.
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    Missouri State Fair:
    Competition: Saturday, August 13, check in: 2 pm.
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    Ohio State Fair:
    Competition: Monday, August 1, check-in noon – 1:00 pm, judging begins at 1:00 pm in the DiSalle Center Auditorium
    Ohio Premiums Sponsored by FeedstuffsFoodLink.com
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    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #2 - June 28th, 2011, 10:28 pm
    Post #2 - June 28th, 2011, 10:28 pm Post #2 - June 28th, 2011, 10:28 pm
    Deadline for Iowa State Fair is July 1st:

    Iowa State Fair:

    Competition: Sunday, August 14, judging begins at 2 pm.
    - Premium book: see page 71 of pdf or hardcopy http://www.iowastatefair.org/downloads/ ... od-all.pdf
    - General rules: http://www.iowastatefair.org/downloads/ ... ules-1.pdf
    - Application form, deadline postmarked by July 1: http://www.iowastatefair.org/downloads/ ... form-2.pdf
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #3 - June 30th, 2011, 9:10 am
    Post #3 - June 30th, 2011, 9:10 am Post #3 - June 30th, 2011, 9:10 am
    Indiana State Fair:
    Competition: Friday, August 12, check in: 1 to 3 pm. Judging commences at 3 pm at the Ellison Bakery Culinary Kitchen in the Culinary Arts building.

    - Premium book: see page 32 of pdf “Department 114: Home and Family Arts” (hardcopy: pages 179-180)
    http://www.in.gov/statefair/fair/competition/open_class_handbook.html,
    - Application form deadline is postmarked by July 1: “Home and Family Arts” (link listed under “Department 114”)
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #4 - July 12th, 2011, 10:00 pm
    Post #4 - July 12th, 2011, 10:00 pm Post #4 - July 12th, 2011, 10:00 pm
    Deadline is July 15th

    Illinois State Fair:
    Competition: Saturday, August 13, check in: 2 - 3 pm, awards 5:15 pm
    Illinois Premiums Sponsored by The Spice House (http://www.TheSpiceHouse.com)
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    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #5 - August 9th, 2011, 8:25 am
    Post #5 - August 9th, 2011, 8:25 am Post #5 - August 9th, 2011, 8:25 am
    Today is the last day to register online for the Minnesota State Fair open class competitions.

    Minnesota State Fair:
    Competition: Sunday, August 27, judging is closed to the public and done in advance of the fair’s opening.
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    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #6 - August 13th, 2011, 11:31 pm
    Post #6 - August 13th, 2011, 11:31 pm Post #6 - August 13th, 2011, 11:31 pm
    Some first place results:

    Ohio: Beef, sauerkraut and noodle of German extraction

    Indiana: Swedish meatballs

    Illinois: Molasses cookies

    Missouri: Tamales

    Pictures, histories and recipes to follow sometime soon.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #7 - August 17th, 2011, 9:53 pm
    Post #7 - August 17th, 2011, 9:53 pm Post #7 - August 17th, 2011, 9:53 pm
    Hi,

    Just learned we have 45 entries at the Minnesota State Fair. Not all of them are expected to turn up. No matter what those judges will have their work cut out for them.

    First place in Indiana was Swedish meatballs.

    First place in Illinois was molasses cookies.

    First place in Iowa was rhubarb pie.

    First place in Missouri was tamales, which according to the Josephine were the best she's ever eaten.

    Pictures, recipes and histories are being worked on.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #8 - August 25th, 2011, 12:30 pm
    Post #8 - August 25th, 2011, 12:30 pm Post #8 - August 25th, 2011, 12:30 pm
    Our winners at the Minnesota State Fair:
    1st: Roberta Casey, St Paul, MN, Pretzel Cookies
    2nd: Gwendolyn Swenson, North Branch, MN, Fruit Upside Down Cake
    3rd: Natalie Tangen, West Saint Paul, MN, Spanish Rice
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #9 - September 4th, 2011, 9:18 pm
    Post #9 - September 4th, 2011, 9:18 pm Post #9 - September 4th, 2011, 9:18 pm
    If it were not for Josephine, I would never have know about our Heirloom Recipe Competition mention on Prairie Home Companion.

    Segment 3
    01:06:37 GK Welcome Back/ Greetings
    01:09:24 "Let It Be Me," GK and Sara Watkins with Shoes
    01:12:28 "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight/ If Not For You," GK and Sara Watkins with Shoes
    01:16:48 GK Intros/ Talks with Blue Ribbon Judges re: Fair Food (Jean Wolf, Lola Whalen, Dorothy Jones)

    The whole show is available to listen to here: http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/programs/2011/09/03/
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast

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