Miss Durum Macaroni

To win the title of 'Miss Durum Macaroni' it wasn't enough to be attractive. Contestants were also judged on a macaroni recipe that they were required to submit.

You can find the recipe of the winner, Julie Kay Dunkirk, below. She won with Mexican Macaroni Casserole.

Also, if you're a fan of browsing through old trade journals, the entire run of The Macaroni Journal (1919-1984) can be found online at the website of the National Pasta Association.

Billings Gazette - Oct 30, 1963

Mandan Morning Pioneer - Oct 11, 1964

Macaroni Journal - Dec 1963

Update: I found a better quality image of Miss Durum Macaroni on the website of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

     Posted By: Alex - Sun Jun 23, 2024
     Category: Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests | Food | 1960s

Her winning recipe is a primitive attempt at chili mac. One tablespoon of chili powder and two of sugar!
Posted by eddi on 06/24/24 at 03:24 AM
The dish she's posing with is not elbow macaroni (or she managed to get in a bizarre cheese pull)
Posted by crc on 06/24/24 at 05:13 AM

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