The L.A. County Fair’s 25th edition of our Award Winning Cookbook inspired this new contest, held Sept. 28. Folks brought in familiar smells of the past from casseroles to deserts to win a Rosette and a Longaberger Basket for first place Best of Show. Awards were offered for first, second and third place winners. Top winners from all four categories will have their recipes entered in the recipe book available for purchase each year at the Fair in A Tapestry of Tradition.
In the casserole division, Kathryn Chambliss of San Dimas took first place with her Savory Steak N’Dumplings Casserole. Jason Akers of Altadena came in first place for his Feelin’ Groovy Mac & Cheesey dish in the Macaroni and Cheese category. Alberta Dunbar of San Diego took first place in the One Pot Meal category with her Old Fashioned Beef Stew with Potato Dumplings dish. And of course, what would dinner be without dessert? Patricia Lapiezo of La Mesa won Best of Show with her Old Fashioned Carrot Cake.
All other first place winners took home ribbons for their homemade creations.
To access photos of the winners of the 1970s Type One Dish Cooking contest, please visit the Web site at Fairplex.com. Click on the About Us section and scroll down to Fairplex Newsroom. The username is firstname.lastname@example.org, and the password is “fairplex.”
For more information, call the Tapestry of Tradition department at (909) 865-4564 or visit the Web site at lacountyfair.com. General Fair information can be obtained by calling (909) 623-3111.