First Northern Navajo Fair cook-off satisfies judges
The Northern Navajo Fair is known for its ongoing traditions in events like the Yei Bi Chei and parade but there is hope for a new tradition with a tasty setting.
The first Northern Navajo Fair cook-off took place on Oct. 3 with a head-to-head competition between Hogback, N.M., natives JR and Derrick Keeswood and Shiprock’s Lynch Jim.
These cooking pioneers faced off in four different categories: stew, roast mutton, barbecue and dessert.
Coordinator Frank Smith said he wanted to host a cook-off just to add something new to the fair.