Episode 220: Blue Ribbon Winner Goes Viral with Linda Skeens of Blue Ribbon Kitchen

Episode 220: Blue Ribbon Winner Goes Viral with Linda Skeens of Blue Ribbon Kitchen

Hello, and welcome to another episode of the podcast. When Linda Skeens gained sudden and widespread fame for winning dozens of ribbons at the Virginia-Kentucky District Fair in the summer of 2022, people across the country began asking, “Who is Linda Skeens?” 

Her first-ever published collection of recipes and family stories, Blue-Ribbon Kitchen: Recipes and Tips from America’s Favorite County Fair Champion, answers the question that’s been on everyone’s mind. 

Linda is an Appalachian grandmother who’s been cooking for her loved ones and entering county fairs for decades, frequently taking home the highest honors. In her new book, she shares more than 30 prize-winning recipes and more than 70 other family-favorite dishes. From canning and fudges to stews and casseroles, this cookbook features a lifetime of recipes collected and perfected by Linda Skeens.

Today on the podcast, listen in as Linda and I talk about the viral search for the

Blue ribbon winner, what it has been like to write the cookbook, what Linda is most excited about related to her cookbook, and advice for cooks who want to enter their food in state fair contests or write a cookbook. 

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