Excellent point, well said! I saw this earlier this summer: http://gawker.com/5829686/deep+fried-butter-on-a-stick-a-real-thing-you-can-eat-in-iowa
What once was a bad joke in response to deep fried everything at state fairs has reached a new level! I especially like how it was said to commemorate the milk cow’s 100th birthday. Stay classy, Iowa!
Having been to the Minnesota State Fair a couple times – a place of all things fried, I can tell you it is about industrial farming these days with a nod to smaller scale producers. Given this, it becomes a celebration of quantity over quality – the biggest squash, the most productive milking cows, and the greasiest permutation of whatever industrial food product out there. Maybe there is hope with more people appreciating and buying directly from local producers, whether they be chefs for their restaurants or individuals shopping for themselves and families.
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