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Savvy Chefs Vie for Iowa State Fair Savory Canning Titles

August 16, 2013
Northern-Sun Print
DES MOINES, IA—Chefs went all in for the Dahl’s Canned Savory Sauces, Meats and Poultry competition judged Tuesday prior to the start of the 2013 Iowa State Fair. Susan Schultz of Haverhill and Robin Tarbell-Thomas of Centerville tied for Sweepstakes honors. Schultz also claimed First Place Overall while Tarbell-Thomas earned Third Place Overall. Rod Zeitler of Iowa City took Second Place Overall. Savory sauces are sauces that are not sweet, but they may include sugar as an ingredient to enhance flavor. Salsa and Tomato Catsup entries were judged on flavor, consistency, appearance and food safety. All other entries were judged on appearance, consistency, selection of ingredients and food safety. Additional results below: Salsa 1) Susan Schultz, Haverhill 2) Erin Murty, Gladbrook 3) Jacqueline Riekena, West Des Moines

Spaghetti Sauce without Meat 1) Susan Schultz, Haverhill 2) Jacqueline Riekena, West Des Moines 3) Robin Tarbell-Thomas, Centerville

Tomato Catsup 1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City 2) Jacqueline Riekena, West Des Moines

Tomato Sauce (seasoned) 1) Robin Tarbell-Thomas, Centerville 2) Susan Schultz, Haverhill 3) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City

Beef 1) Susan Schultz, Haverhill 2) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City

Chicken or Turkey 1) Robin Tarbell-Thomas, Centerville 2) Gayle Rupp, Mount Pleasant 3) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City

Mincemeat 1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City 2) Robin Tarbell-Thomas, Centerville 3) Susan Schultz, Haverhill

Strips, Cubes or Chunks of Meat (beef, veal, pork or lamb) 1) Robin Tarbell-Thomas, Centerville 2) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City 3) Gayle Rupp, Mount Pleasant The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. Due to the large number of classes, Food Department judging begins prior to the Fair in the Elwell Family Food Center sponsored by Blue Bunny.

 
 

 

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