August is a cruel month for dieticians and food advocates like Michelle Obama. Folks on vacation feel at liberty to reward their months of dietary restriction with burgers and fries. OK, no big deal. But state fairs for some time have been the R&D centers of heart-stopping (literally) food products.
Mariella Mosthof’s blog, Food in Politics, reported yesterday that Michelle Obama had banned the President from having a deep-fried Twinkie at the Iowa State Fair but he did get a chorus of “Four More Beers, Four More Beers.” The Braiser: Obama Fried Twinkie
Michelle might swoon if she knew what is going on at state fairs around the country. Here is a sampling:
At the Iowa State Fair, items returning from last year include a number of favorites served on sticks: deep-fried butter, Snickers and cheesecake on. New items include: deep-fried pickle dawg (pickle, pastrami or ham and cream cheese on a cardboard boat (the stick didn’t work); deep-fried turkey eggs, and pork-chops on a stick; NYT: Dining at the Iowa State Fair
Patch journalist Lyssa Beyer reports that the Wisconsin State Fair has served 375,000 cream puffs in addition to Deluxe Deep Fried Bacon Wrapped Cheddar Hot Dog on a Stick, Fat Elvis On a Stick (Peanut butter cup in banana batter with bacon), Firecracker Chicken on a stick (mesquite jalapeno cornbread batter-fried chicken on a stick), Pork Donut (sugared Bismark stuffed with BBQ Pork) , and fried oreos Patch Port Washington: Wisconsin State Fair.
The Kentucky State Fair is featuring hamburger on a glazed donut; spicy fried breaded chicken breast served on a raspberry jelly donut, deep fried Girl Scout cookies; deep-fried Kool Aid, spaghetti and meatballs ice cream (hey folks I don’t make this stuff up) Courier Journal: KY STATE FAIR