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HalloweeM 44½: A WeeM-Away

October 30 – November 1, 2020

Program Details*



Family Heirloom Recipes from the Illinois State Fair


Since 2009, Catherine Lambrecht has judged Family Heirloom Recipes contests on behalf of Greater Midwest Foodways in Illinois as well as Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Ohio, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

This presentation offers an opportunity to follow the judging experience by providing the histories and recipes presented as submitted at the Illinois State Fair 2009-2019. What will be highlighted are the wonderful stories collected.

If nothing else, should we inspire you to document a family favorite recipe to share with loved ones, then we have accomplished our mission.

Presenter’s Name

Catherine Lambrecht

Presenter’s Website

Presenter’s Bio

Catherine Lambrecht is a veteran of culinary competitions at the Lake County and Illinois State Fairs. A former University of Illinois Extension volunteer whose specialties were Master Food Preserver and Master Gardner. A founder of Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance, Chicago Foodways Roundtable and, a Chicago culinary chat site. Editor of Heirloom Recipes from the Illinois State Fair, A Bicentennial Project. A day spent well is when she learns something new.

*Note: The information above is a draft provided by the presenter and may be subject to change.

Date Time

Friday, October 30th at 6 PM US/CDT (23 UTC)



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