Captain’s Log 6,036
The San Diego County Fair is going full swing now. I have to admit it. I am not a fan. Not at all. I was “spoiled” by the big fairs in the Midwest. I grew up with fairs like you see in the movies. Our local fair isn’t anything like those. Plus, the fair is in JUNE! County fairs are supposed to be held in AUGUST. Fairs are supposed to mark the end of summer vacation.
When I moved to Minnesota, fairs went up a notch. The Minnesota State Fair is one of the best in the country. Not only is it set on beautiful permanent grounds, it also features…..butter sculptures!
Both a vision in yellow
The queen’s court is always sculpted in butter. Larger than life!
Minnesota also pioneered the amazing deep-fried cheese curd.
This is perfection and should never have been altered or changed in any way. Just like hot dogs and peanuts should have been designated as the only food available at ball games, so should the cheese curds have been the only deep fried foods allowed at a fair.
But nooooooooooooooooo! Now everybody wants to deep fry everything. Now it’s all about eating the most disgusting fried food you can find. Cheese curds actually taste like….cheese! Because they are cheese!
I had to set up and take down a display at the fair a few years ago. I refused to go while the fair was open. Our display was right next to this.
There was so much grease on the street that I almost skated through it. Gross!
And what is the most disgusting fried food at the fair this year? As if Twinkies and frog legs and Kool Aid (yes, Kool Aid) isn’t enough? As if deep-fried butter (yes butter) isn’t enough?
How about a deep-fried Slim Fast bar?
Maybe I am getting old. I just don’t see the humor in eating this kind of crap. Somehow, the cheese curds don’t seem like crap. Not compared to this. Yes, I am probably loaded with a double standard here, but hey. It’s my journal and I can say what I want to!
Game of Thrones was a screamer last night. If you don’t watch, I am so very sorry for you.