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On June 1 we put out an open call for recipes that inspire you to make use of experiences and memories of cooking, shopping, and eating with friends and family. Sixty-two of you entered the Table Talk contest to tell us the story behind your food. Without further ado, here are the winners!

Best on a Budget (under $5 per serving)
First Place: Jenny Sherman – Minnesota Fish Tacos
Second Place: Megan Harms-Feigal – Tiger Tacos (black bean & sweet potato tacos)
Third Place: Dianne Olsen – Root pancakes

Taste Tradition (family or traditional recipe)
First Place: Martyna Hogendorf – Blueberry Pierogis
Second Place: Lucy Verde Ortiz – Dandelion Greens with White Beans
Third Place: Nora Painten – Braised Lamb Shanks

Young Cook (recipes from people age 25 and under)
First Place: Rachel Nichols – Pickled Heirloom Tomatoes
Second Place: Naguine Bensimon Tree – Egg Tagliatelle with Heirloom Tomatoes, Ricotta, & Herbs
Third Place: Lisa Kelly – Stuffed Eggplant and Polenta Tower

Slow Food Done Fast (quick and healthy recipes)
First Place: Sarah Mooney – Spring Gnudies
Second Place: Claire Beorn Norman – Grilled Salmon on a bed of Apricot-Pistachio Pilaf
Third Place: Suellen Calhoun – Trout with Mediterranean Bean Salad