Deep-Fried News: Kool-Aid and Bubble Gum at the N.C. State Fair (with video taste test)

Gentle Readers, good news, The Practical Cook is not under a Deep Fried Embargo: she can tell you what is frying at the 2011 N.C. State Fair! Prepare to return to the days of Saturday morning cartoons (at least for me), it’s Deep-Fried Kool-Aid and Bubble Gum, with a side of Lemon Sticks. Wow, let’s get started, shall we?

Yeah, I think there are tickets available.

Yeah, I think there are tickets available.

First came the update on what’s new at the fair. Good news, more family-focused rides, and more rides in general. Perfect stops between snacks or more opportunities to lose your fried, depending on your level of tolerance.

Deep Fried Warmup with Murphy House Fried Chicken (and salad!): Awesome!!

Deep Fried Warmup with Murphy House Fried Chicken (and salad!): Awesome!!

Second we learned that there are more entries in almost every category. That’s basically more fair for your buck, think about it. Just good basic math at work there. So you’ll need a plan of attack, and possibly a buddy system. For the plan, download the N.C. State Fair App (called the Food & Fun Finder, yes please).

Look what's frying at the N.C. State Fair!

Look what's frying at the N.C. State Fair!

And now, here’s The Practical Cook, your Deep Fried Ambassador, with a special video sneak peek at the Fried:

What are you going to eat at the fair? Is there anything you will not eat? Post a comment below, or Tweet me with #ncstatefair to challenge me to try something on air!

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Tomorrow, Bringing the Fair Home: Biscuit Doughnuts!

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5 responses to “Deep-Fried News: Kool-Aid and Bubble Gum at the N.C. State Fair (with video taste test)

  1. The video turned out great! You are a pro!!

    Had so much fun yesterday. Can’t wait to follow your deep-fried adventures!

    • The Practical Cook

      So great to meet you, I had a blast! More video coming on Thursday from the luncheon: theme is the buddy system at the fair!! 🙂

  2. Finally got a chance to watch this–when I was a kid you were supposed to suck the lemon through the peppermint stick! Then when it got all soggy you ate it. 🙂 Can’t wait to try some deep-fried Kool-aid!

    • The Practical Cook

      Aha, I knew there was something wrong with my method! They said fun dip, thus my choice. Deep Fried Represent!

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