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  • Location: The American South
  • Favorite foods: This one is complex. I am a recent pesci-vegetarian, that is I don't eat land meats accept certain land shellfish. In truth I only eat fish once every three to four days. With my current dietary choice: Indian Curries... especially eggplant masalla.
  • Last bite on earth: Escargot swimming in garlic butter

10 Best Vegetarian Foods at the Texas State Fair

When I lived in Chicago I would often indulge in fried cheese curds as I traveled through Wisconsin, Minnesota, Western Illinois, Iowa, and Michigan. Sometimes a hankering would overcome me, and I would find any excuse to escape the city to go to Kenosha to visit the Mars Cheese Castle and Tenudas for stocking up on cheese and to get some locally made fried cheese curds. It is the freshly made deep fried curds I think of most when I think of my travels of what I think of as the Midwest within the range of my own personal experience.

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Top 20 Eats at the Arkansas State Fair

Lots of new items are available in Little Rock this week for the 72nd Arkansas State Fair , which takes place from October 14 through 23. This year at the Midway and the food court, the emphasis seems to be on hot and spicy, with entries such as Jalapeño Lemonade and Nuclear Wings. Non-fried options such as the Rabbit Sandwich, MOINK Balls, and the BBQ Parfait are also popular. But of course you'll still find your Deep-Fried Watermelon on a Stick and Deep-Fried Corn-on-the-Cob, because what would the fair be without those? More

Making Macarons with MaryClare Macarons

What do you do when your child wants something very, very special for a special occasion—and it just can't be found anywhere? In some cases, you go to extremes. In the case of Mary Jo Selig and Clare Thomas Williams, you start a company and make your own specialty macarons. More

The 25 Best Eats at the Texas State Fair

The Texas State Fair runs from September 30 to October 23. Sure there are funnel cakes and corn dogs, but this mega fair has far more to offer. We were there when the gates opened at 10 a.m. on opening day and over the next 10 hours, got into just about every nook and cranny, sampling any and every food we could find. Here are the 25 favorites, a good number of which are deep-fried, ball-shaped, or both (kraut balls, fried meatballs, Kool-Aid balls). More