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Food: Be Creative with Mrs. Wages

Food: Be Creative with Mrs. Wages

August 18, 2021

Jacqueline Riekena of West Des Moines won first place and a $350 gift card in the Be Creative with Mrs. Wages Recipe Contest, judged Sunday, August 15, at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.

Denise Bohn of Ankeny earned second place and a $100 gift card. Rod Zeitler of Iowa City claimed third place and a $50 gift card.

Judges also awarded Honorable Mention to Sharon Lesan of Ankeny.

Entrants were challenged to create an award winning dish using either pickles or tomatoes that were canned with a Mrs. Wage’s mix.

Entries were judged on taste and appearance.

The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. There are 134 divisions, 603 classes and nearly 6500 entries at this year’s Fair. Food Department judging is held in the Elwell Family Food Center sponsored by Urban Air.