Today it begins, people will indulge in foods they declare are absolutely bad for you for the next 11 days at the Iowa State Fair. Throwing diets and nutrition to the wind, the Fair serves as absolution for the rest of the year. It also serves as a great culinary experiment of what you can put on a stick. The stick, although not normally eaten, may be the healthiest part of these greasy delights. Oh, there are healthy foods at the fair, all you have to do is look for the shortest lines and you'll find them. Wisconsin wraps up its' fair this weekend and the gauntlet has been flung, the top 4 newest concoctions are WI HOT WINGS, S'MORES BEER FLOAT, FRENCH ONION SOUP ON A STICK and of course PIG CANDY CANNOLI. We can beat them Iowans, we are clever, creative foodies and Royalty of unique cuisine. We can talk more about this later, meet me at the Deep Fried Pepto Bismol Stand right next to the Porta Potties.
I'm at Timberland Village in Story City for the Breakfast Club this Friday from 7:30 to 8:30 am. Here's directions: Take 35 North to the Story City exit, turn left on Broad Street then right at the 1st set of lights, then turn left again on Timberland Drive and follow it to the village.