What we're about

The Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance is dedicated to celebrating, exploring and preserving unique food traditions and their cultural contexts in the American Midwest. By hosting public events, developing archival resources and generating publications, Greater Midwest Foodways uncovers 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. Whether indigenous foods like Wisconsin cranberries and Minnesota walleye, iconographic flavors like the wheat and corn from across the prairies, immigrant cuisines from early Europeans to 21st century newcomers, or fish boils and fine dining in small towns and big cities, Greater Midwest Foodways promotes and chronicles the diversity of the region’s culinary character.

Upcoming events (5)

Family Heirloom Recipe Contest @ Indiana State Fair

Urick Concessions

Contest will be held in the Culinary Arts Department located in the basement of the Indiana Arts Building.

Information on signing up will be available later.

Family Heirloom Recipe Contest @ Iliinois State Fair

Illinois State Fair

Judging is closed, though winners will be announced at 12:15 PM at the Hobby, Arts and Craft Building.

Bring your copy of Family Heirloom Recipes at the Illinois State Fair to be signed.

Once the premium book is available, we will update with information on how to join the competition.

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Family Heirloom Recipe Contest @ Missouri State Fair

Missouri State Fair

Judging is live at the Home Economics Building.

Bring your copy of Family Heirloom Recipes at the Illinois State Fair to be signed.

Once the premium book is available, we will update with information on how to join the competition.

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