Iowa State Fair

Food - Our Family Recipe Book

August 16, 2022

Anna Kingery of Ankeny won first place in the Our Family Recipe Book competition judged Monday, August 15, at the 2022 Iowa State Fair.

Larry Mahlstedt of Des Moines earned second place and Rita Cashman Becker of Ft. Madison claimed third place.

Entrants were challenged to construct an award winning cook book that featured the tried and true recipes from their family.

The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. There are 128 divisions, 615 classes and nearly 6,300 entries at this year’s Fair. Food Department judging is held in the Elwell Family Food Center sponsored by Urban Air Adventure Park.