As head judge of preserved foods and baked goods for the State Fair, Linda Amendt has handed out a lot of blue ribbons over the years. (These ribbons belong to master food preserver Valerie Fong of Sacramento.)
As head judge of preserved foods and baked goods for the State Fair, Linda Amendt has handed out a lot of blue ribbons over the years. (These ribbons belong to master food preserver Valerie Fong of Sacramento.) Andy Alfaro Sacramento Bee file
As head judge of preserved foods and baked goods for the State Fair, Linda Amendt has handed out a lot of blue ribbons over the years. (These ribbons belong to master food preserver Valerie Fong of Sacramento.) Andy Alfaro Sacramento Bee file

Feast Q&A: Blue ribbon advice from a State Fair canning expert

April 11, 2015 5:00 PM

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