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Food: Seafood Prepared in the Heartland

Food: Seafood Prepared in the Heartland

August 20, 2021

The best seafood appetizers and soups claimed top honors in the Seafood Prepared in the Heartland competition, judged Thursday, August 19, at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.

Entries were judged on taste, appearance, creative use of fish and seafood.

Complete results follow:

Fish or Seafood Appetizer

1) Kyle Barton, West Des Moines

2) Ann Gillotti, Ankeny

3) DeeDee Kennedy, Des Moines

Fish or Seafood Soup

1) Kyle Barton, West Des Moines

2) Bridget Lottman, Norwalk

3) Rebecca Howe, West Des Moines

HM - DeeDee Kennedy, Des Moines

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.