12 State Fair Blue-Ribbon Recipes
Michigan: Corn and Summer Squash Soup with Basil Oil Drizzle
For 22 years, Sally Sibthorpe has cooked her way through Michigan cooking contests. Contests have taken her across the country and even to Paris. Her mantra: Persistence is the key to winning. "Don't give up and follow food trends," says Sally, who lives in Shelby Township. "The winning recipes are usually either timeless or timely." Sally's winning soup was inspired by the contrast between the mildly sweet squash and the distinctive taste of basil.