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Michael Hoffman

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Fair Food Sat, 10/13/12 1:51 PM (permalink)
As I die watching the Texas-Oklahoma game in the cotton Bowl I can't help wondering what great fare is available this year at the Texas State Fair. What new fried stuff would I want desperately to devour?
 
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    TJ Jackson

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    Re:Fair Food Sat, 10/13/12 2:09 PM (permalink)
    Deep fried cincinnati style chili
     
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      mar52

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      Re:Fair Food Sat, 10/13/12 2:15 PM (permalink)
      You forgot...
       
      On a stick.
       
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        Michael Hoffman

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        Re:Fair Food Sat, 10/13/12 2:51 PM (permalink)
        TJ Jackson


        Deep fried cincinnati style chili


        I tried that at the Ohio State Fair. But the stand called it deep fried Greek meat sauce.
         
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          Michael Hoffman

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          Re:Fair Food Sat, 10/13/12 2:52 PM (permalink)
          I didn't forget. The only thing I eat on a stick is a Fudgesicle.
           
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            Foodbme

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            Re:Fair Food Sat, 10/13/12 11:30 PM (permalink)
            Can't be much left that hasn't already been fried!
             
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              tiki

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              Re:Fair Food Sun, 10/14/12 7:44 AM (permalink)
              it was a GREAT GAME though :)--and oh yes--Deep fried Coca-cola was debuted here at the Ok state fair--cant imagine Texas's fair missing that one!  and No ,I didn't try it.

               
               
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                Michael Hoffman

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                Re:Fair Food Sun, 10/14/12 11:30 AM (permalink)
                Great game? Are you some kind of nut? That bunch of hooligans from the state where they celebrate the breaking of the law by calling themselves Sooners won.
                 
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                  chewingthefat

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                  Re:Fair Food Sun, 10/14/12 12:20 PM (permalink)
                  I hear they have some tasty deep fried celery stuffed with cilantro!
                   
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                    Michael Hoffman

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                    Re:Fair Food Sun, 10/14/12 12:39 PM (permalink)
                    Now who doesn't absolutely love cilantro?
                     
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                      mar52

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                      Re:Fair Food Sun, 10/14/12 1:58 PM (permalink)
                      Checking in...
                       
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                        TJ Jackson

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                        Re:Fair Food Sun, 10/14/12 8:47 PM (permalink)
                        Michael Hoffman


                        Now who doesn't absolutely love cilantro?

                        cant stand the stuff.
                         
                        tastes like soap to me
                         
                        and a lot of others too, a genetic thing: http://arxiv.org/abs/1209.2096
                         
                         
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                          bartl

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                          Re:Fair Food Mon, 10/15/12 11:50 AM (permalink)
                          Michael Hoffman
                          Now who doesn't absolutely love cilantro?

                          From my observations, it's an acquired taste. For years, I couldn't stand the stuff, and it took several years of regular consumption of Indian food to develop a taste for it.
                           
                          One time, I was making meatballs for my mother, who despises cilantro. Unfortunately, the supermarket had cilantro right next to the Italian parsley (for those who don't work with the fresh stuff, they look VERY much alike), and I didn't realize my mistake until I had already mixed it in.
                           
                          Bart
                           
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                            Michael Hoffman

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                            Re:Fair Food Mon, 10/15/12 12:08 PM (permalink)
                            While I like cilantro I can imagine how terrible a meatball with cilantro instead of parsley would be.
                             
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                              ScreamingChicken

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                              Re:Fair Food Mon, 10/15/12 12:11 PM (permalink)
                              Michael Hoffman


                              While I like cilantro I can imagine how terrible a meatball with cilantro instead of parsley would be.

                              I believe that would qualify as unfair food.
                               
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                                Michael Hoffman

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                                Re:Fair Food Mon, 10/15/12 12:24 PM (permalink)

                                 
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                                  chewingthefat

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                                  Re:Fair Food Mon, 10/15/12 5:36 PM (permalink)
                                  Michael Hoffman




                                  Michael Hoffman, get a grip on yourself, you have been WAY too HAPPY, WAY too LONG...no snark left out there???
                                   
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                                    Michael Hoffman

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                                    Re:Fair Food Mon, 10/15/12 6:51 PM (permalink)
                                    Ah, Tom, you seem to have missed what's happened. I've not changed even a little bit. What's occurring here is my goal is being met. That goal has always been to move people to my way of thinking. Obviously, I have been successful.
                                     
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                                      ann peeples

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                                      Re:Fair Food Mon, 10/15/12 8:39 PM (permalink)
                                      LOL!
                                       
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                                        saps

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                                        Re:Fair Food Mon, 10/15/12 10:48 PM (permalink)
                                        Michael Hoffman


                                        Ah, Tom, you seem to have missed what's happened. I've not changed even a little bit. What's occurring here is my goal is being met. That goal has always been to move people to my way of thinking. Obviously, I have been successful.

                                        Marriage has mellowed him quite a bit.
                                         
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                                          Michael Hoffman

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                                          Re:Fair Food Tue, 10/16/12 12:16 PM (permalink)
                                          Not to hear lleechef tell it.
                                           
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                                            lleechef

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                                            Re:Fair Food Tue, 10/16/12 12:42 PM (permalink)
                                            Yep, still as snarky as ever, curmudgeonly too.
                                             
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                                              mayor al

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                                              Re:Fair Food Tue, 10/16/12 5:18 PM (permalink)
                                              Lisa...Use this in a sentence  ( curmudgeonly ) and you can win a hundred points in the next Scrabble Tourniment ! Double the points  if you link that word to the Men of Roadfood in your entry !
                                               
                                              I guess I am a traditionist...Funnel Cakes/ Elephant Ears with Cinnamon Sugar or Powdered Sugar... Grilled or Roasted Ears of Corn... BBQ Beef, Pork, Mutton, or Chicken sandwiches... and for local (Ohio Valley) Specials--Snapper (Turtle) Soup, Catfish,  Derby Pie, and Grauters Ice Cream (Mocha Chip).
                                              I'll pass on the fried Butter, Thank You.
                                               
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                                                Hepcat

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                                                Re:Fair Food Sat, 10/20/12 1:33 AM (permalink)
                                                Michael Hoffman


                                                Now who doesn't absolutely love cilantro?

                                                Put me down as a hater.
                                                 
                                                I'm a big fan of fair food though. Here are some of my favourites:
                                                 
                                                1. The corn dogs at the Super Dog stands at the Canadian National Exposition in Toronto are fabulous! Long, lumpy and they taste just right!
                                                 
                                                2. Funnel cakes, elephant ears.
                                                 
                                                3. Naleway's deep fried perogies.
                                                 
                                                4. There was an ice cream waffle trailer that set up at the Western Fair in London, Ontario for over forty years. It featured the standard rectangle of vanilla ice cream between two thick waffles but what set it apart was their own cherry-strawberry sauce with lumpy pieces of cherry and strawberry. It was simply the best ice cream waffle I've ever tasted and nothing at the CNE comes close. Sadly the trailer sported a for sale sign about eight years ago and it's not reappeared. 
                                                 
                                                 
                                                <message edited by Hepcat on Sat, 10/20/12 1:36 AM>
                                                 
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                                                  CCinNJ

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                                                  Re:Fair Food Sat, 10/20/12 1:45 AM (permalink)
                                                  This years winners of the Big Tex (sorry Big Tex) awards at the State Fair of Texas...

                                                  2012 Best Taste Deep Fried Jambalaya
                                                  2012 Most Creative Fried Bacon Cinnamon Roll
                                                   
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                                                    Foodbme

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                                                    Re:Fair Food Sat, 10/20/12 5:53 AM (permalink)
                                                    CCinNJ

                                                    This years winners of the Big Tex (sorry Big Tex) awards at the State Fair of Texas...
                                                    2012 Best Taste Deep Fried Jambalaya
                                                    2012 Most Creative Fried Bacon Cinnamon Roll

                                                    Here's the article and a video.
                                                    Sure doesn't look like any Jambalaya I've ever eaten!
                                                    http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Deep-Fried-Jambalaya-wins-State-Fair-taste-test-168379196.html
                                                    Make your own TX State Fair Favorites with this kit.
                                                    Comes with all the recipes!
                                                    http://www.texasfrybasket.com/?ref=TLB-bing-TF-TM
                                                     
                                                     
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                                                      Foodbme

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                                                      Re:Fair Food Sat, 10/20/12 6:05 AM (permalink)
                                                      As seen at the Fair.
                                                      Gotta luv the Tee Shirt!!!!

                                                       
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                                                        MetroplexJim

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                                                        Re:Fair Food Sat, 10/20/12 9:23 AM (permalink)
                                                        Mrs. Metro and I go to The Great State Fair of Texas every other year.  This year we are going on closing day and will be carrying a yellow rose to lay on the spot where Big Tex stood for 60 years.
                                                         
                                                        In our experience, thinking about "Fair Food" is far more fun than actually consuming it.  And watching the locals consume it with such gusto is far more fun than eating.  But we aren't total Northern Condescenders; a Fletcher's Original Corny Dog is always on our menu.
                                                         
                                                        My personal highlight is a private moment or two spent contemplating Chester Nimitz' hat, five star ingignia, and pictures of him and MacArthur on board the Missouri accepting the unconditional surrender of the Empire of Japan.
                                                         
                                                        In the West the War ended with a cable to Marshall:
                                                        "The mission of the Allied Forces was fulfilled at 02:41 local time May 7, 1945. --  Eisenhower"
                                                         
                                                        In the East it ended with McArthur pronouncing:  "These proceedings are closed".
                                                         
                                                        Contemplating the manner in which these gentlemen "spiked the ball" doesn't give me a "thrill up my leg", but it sure as Hell never fails to give me goosebumps and a tear or two of Pride.
                                                         
                                                         
                                                         
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                                                          CCinNJ

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                                                          Re:Fair Food Sat, 10/20/12 9:37 AM (permalink)
                                                          Hey...get the fried foods outta the hot dog basket.

                                                          I was looking at the Fried Jambalaya trying to think of what the texture looks like. Americanized Chinese restaurant menu Shrimp Toast.

                                                          It is sad about Big Tex.
                                                          <message edited by CCinNJ on Sat, 10/20/12 9:38 AM>
                                                           
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                                                            mbrookes

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                                                            Re:Fair Food Sat, 10/20/12 8:08 PM (permalink)
                                                            TJ Jackson, interesting abstract. Cilantro tastes like soap to me and to my son, but not to my daughter, suggesting that it may be a recessive trait.
                                                             
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