Blue Ribbon USA: Prizewinning Recipes from State and County Fairs

Blue Ribbon USA: Prizewinning Recipes from State and County Fairs

by Georgia Orcutt, John Margolies


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Everyone loves a winner. These prize-winning recipes from state and county fairs across the country bring together the best in American cookingand it's not all apple pie. Mary's Sticky Biscuits won at the Alabama National Fair; Cool Fruit Strata won at the Iowa State Fair (which draws more than a million visitors!); and in California, the winner of 600 blue ribbons took home another for her unique Salsa Jam. Facts about the fairs plus colorful ephemera bring memories of cotton candy, corn dogs, and funnel cake. There are even tips on how to garner your very own blue ribbon.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811854849
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 05/10/2007
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.25(w) x 7.25(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

John Margolies is a writer and photographer focusing on American commercial design.

Georgia Orcutt is a food writer and editor. She collaborated on Cooking USA and Cookout USA with John Margolies. She lives in Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Introduction     6
Alabama: Mary's Sticky Biscuits     12
Alaska: Melody's Molasses Crinkles     14
Arizona: Citrus Cowboy Creams     16
Arkansas: Jackpot Cherry Pie     18
California: Salsa Jam     20
Colorado: Colorado Potato Cream Pie     22
Connecticut: Country Fair "Caramel Apples"     24
Delaware: Lakeshore Italian Steak and Potato Salad     26
Florida: Pecan Fudge Caramel Squares     28
Georgia: Marie Antoinettes     30
Hawaii: Blue Hawaiian     32
Idaho: Sourdough Bread     34
Illinois: Soy Velvet Crumb Cake     36
Indiana: Double-Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies     38
Iowa: Cool Fruit Strata     40
Kansas: Strawberry Daisy Bread     42
Kentucky: Aunt Betsy's Bourbon Chowder with Onion-Pita Rounds     44
Louisiana: Pickled Okra     46
Maine: New York-Style Half-Sour Pickles     48
Maryland: Squash Pie     50
Massachusetts: Mini Raspberry Truffle Cakes     52
Michigan: Pasties     54
Minnesota: Marjorie Johnson's Sour Cream Streusel Coffee Cake     58
Mississippi: Cajun Smothered Venison Steak     60
Missouri: Catfish Wraps     62
Montana: Beef Roll-Ups     66
Nebraska: Creamy Cheesecake     68
Nevada: Grilled Salsa     70
New Hampshire: Rosy Spiced Crab Apples     72
New Jersey: Apple-Carrot Muffins     74
New Mexico: Korean Oven-Roasted Turkey Spam Stir-Fry     76
New York: Governor Davis Apple Pie     78
North Carolina: Roasted Chicken Salad with Honey-Pecan Balsamic Dressing     82
North Dakota: Susan's Fettuccine     84
Ohio: Don's Peach Pie     86
Oklahoma: Oklahoma Wagon Wheels     88
Oregon: Bacon Cheeseburger Potato Salad     90
Pennsylvania: Jim Bob's Chocolate-Molasses Cake     92
Rhode Island: Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread     94
South Carolina: Japanese Fruitcake     96
South Dakota: Pumpkin Streusel Sweet Rolls     98
Tennessee: Strawberry Cobbler     100
Texas: Mushroom Moussaka     102
Utah: Five-Minute Crock-Pot Burritos     106
Vermont: Vegetarian Stuffed-Pepper Medley     108
Virginia: Championship Chili     110
Washington: Chocolate Crunch Brownies     112
West Virginia: Marbled Banana Bars      114
Wisconsin: Old-Fashioned Sausages and Peppers     116
Wyoming: Coffee Cheesecake Pie with Coffee-Caramel Sauce     120
How to Win a Blue Ribbon     122
Recipe Permissions     124
Illustration Credits     125
Index     127
Table of Equivalents     128

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