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Food: Our Front Porch Books Favorite Iowa Foods

Food: Our Front Porch Books Favorite Iowa Foods

August 19, 2021

Jenny Petersen of Knoxville won first place and a $50 cash award in the Our Front Porch Books Favorite Iowa Foods contest, judged Sunday, August 15, at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.

Sharon Lesan of Ankeny claimed second place and Rita Cashman Becker of Ft. Madison earned third place.

Contestants were tasked to make a dish that they associate with the great state of Iowa

Entries were judged on taste, creativity 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.