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Joe Guzzardi, Champion Baker
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June 26, 2006, 12:01 AM
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VDARE. COM columnist Joe Guzzardi received five first-place blue ribbons in three different baking categories at this year`s San Joaquin County Fair.

His Chocolate Frosted Triple Chocolate Brownies with Dried Cherries won first place in the brownies category. His recipes for Vermont Apple Bread, Decadent Double Chocolate Banana Bread and Old-Fashioned Scottish Orange Current Scones took first place in the quick breads category. Finally, Guzzardi’s California Fruit Cake took first place in the cakes, non-layer category.

The story in the Lodi News-Sentinel, where his column also appears is here.

In addition, the Lodi Living section of the News-Sentinel published a special feature on cupcakes that included Guzzardi’s childhood memories regarding those treats here.

Also available: Joe`s recipe for White Mountain Chocolate Cupcakes, which won an award at the 2005 California State Fair.