The Queen of Corn Soup

Posted 15/11/17 in NEWS

This past weekend saw the Woodland Cultural Centre host its annual Corn Soup Cook-off (save for the year there was a white corn shortage).  Seven contestants waged Corn Soup war in the battle for the title of Corn Soup Champion as decided by 90 expert judges from our support communities and surrounding areas.  This year's cook-off was particularly rewarding as the Centre partnered with the Aboriginal Health Centre as a means to preserve traditional food knowledge and educate the public in the role traditional foods play in a well-rounded diet.

With both male and female entrants, including a dueling husband and wife, the 2015 Corn Soup Championship was again awarded to a woman - actually a man has never won the title (just putting that out there to get the male chefs ready for next year's cook-off).

The winners were:

First - Natasha Martin (Six Nations of the Grand River), $250.00 [pictured with her family]

Second - Bev Bomberry (Six Nations of the Grand River), $150.00

Third - Angela Noah (Delaware Nation of Moraviantown), $100.00

The Aboriginal Health Centre and the Woodland Cultural Centre would like to extend a big nya:weh to all those who entered their corn soup and came out for the evening, as well as to the large audience of hungry, knowledgeable taste testers.  The purchase price of a mug (for tasting and judging the soups) helps to offset the prize monies awarded to the winners.