Iowa State Fair, 2013


Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance



Iowa State Fair

August 11, 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.



Taste: 50%

History: 40%

Appearance: 10%


Premiums sponsored in partnership with Feedstuffs


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




The Pampered Chef logo


Pampered Chef is sponsoring additional prizes for our winners:


First place: Food Chopper

Second place: Stainless Steel Silicone Whisk

Third place: Spoon Rest


Competition was conducted on August 11th, these are the results:



First Prize:

Caramel Dessert Dumplings

Jacqueline Wittrock Riekena, West Des Moines, Iowa


Caramel Dessert Dumplings (Peter Engler)

(Peter Engler)




Second Prize:

Sourdough Bread

Cristen Clark, Runnells, Iowa

(Catherine Lambrecht)