Missouri State Fair, 2015


Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance


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.



Taste: 50%

History: 40%

Appearance: 10%



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


Guantis (Pronounced Wanda’s) AKA Italian Cookies

Jessica Snell, Sedalia, Missouri


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