Fair Foods: The Most Popular and Offbeat Recipes from America's State and County Fairs

Fair Foods: The Most Popular and Offbeat Recipes from America's State and County Fairs

by George Geary
Fair Foods: The Most Popular and Offbeat Recipes from America's State and County Fairs

Fair Foods: The Most Popular and Offbeat Recipes from America's State and County Fairs

by George Geary


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Fair Foods is an illustrated cookbook featuring the recipes of the most popular and offbeat food served at state and county fairs across the USA.

Packed with 120 original recipes created by award-winning chef, best-selling author, and renowned educator George Geary, Fair Foods includes such state and county fair classics as Texas Maple Bacon Donuts, The World’s Gooiest Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting, Aztec Hot Chocolate, Witch’s Brew, Caramel Kettle Corn, Fried Sweet Potato Sticks, Ten-Pound Cheesebuns, Cheesecake on a Stick, Chocolate-Encased Bacon, Fried Coca-Cola, Fried Guacamole, Fried Oreo Cookies, BBQ Turkey Legs, Bacon-Wrapped Chicken and Waffles, Blue Ribbon Chili, Pork Chop on a Stick, and Spicy Peanut Butter and Jelly Burgers.

Each page in Fair Foods is lavishly illustrated with both vintage and contemporary photographs of America’s most beloved fair foods, as well as fun and lively images of rides and attractions and nostalgic ephemera. Fair Foods is not only mouthwateringly addictive, it also captures the joy and spirit of America’s greatest state and county fairs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595800930
Publisher: Santa Monica Press
Publication date: 07/11/2017
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 900,340
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

George Geary is an award-winning chef, best-selling author, and renowned educator. A former pastry chef for the Walt Disney Company, Geary is a Certified Culinary Professional, and was recently chosen as the Culinary Educator of the Year by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. He is perhaps best known for creating all of the cheesecakes for The Golden Girls and other top-rated television programs. Geary has worked as a critic and/or judge for ABC’s The Taste with Anthony Bourdain, The American Baking Competition with Jeff Foxworthy, Hell's Kitchen, Supermarket Superstar, and many other popular television shows. He also teaches cooking classes aboard Holland America Lines.

For over thirty years, Geary has been a culinary contest judge for major food manufacturers such as Canola Producers, Veg-All, Hormel Foods, the Hershey Company, Knott’s Berry Farm Foods, Ghirardelli Chocolate, Fleischmann’s Yeast, the San Diego Union Tribune, ABC News, and many more. From 1982 to 2010, George was the culinary coordinator of the Los Angeles County Fair.

Geary is the author of L.A.’s Legendary Restaurants, as well as nine cookbooks including The Cheesecake Bible, The Complete Baking Cookbook, and 125 Best Cheesecake Recipes. He is presently the featured chef on the San Diego Living television show on the CW Network. Geary lives in Los Angeles.

Table of Contents


1890s Lemonade

Adult Chocolate Mocha Kahlua Shake

Apple Slush Freeze
Aztec Hot Chocolate
Blanca Sangria

Blended “South of the Border” Margaritas
Blended Cuban Mojitos
Egg Cream Soda
Kickapoo Fruit Punch
Lemon Drop Spritzers
Mint Juleps
Misty Berry Hibiscus Drink
Red Sangria Punch
Rich and Thick Ice Cream Shakes
Spiked Citrus Cooler
Summertime Adult Lemonade
Tri-Berry Spiked Shakes
Violet Soda
Watermelon Rum Punch
Witches’ Brew

Sweet & Savory Snacks
All-American French Fries
All-American Potato Salad
Apple Spice Muffins
Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tots
Baked Corn Chips and Traditional Salsa
Blueberry Almond Muffins
Cajun Shrimp with Honey Mustard Sauce
Caramel Kettle Corn
Cheese Corn
Deviled Eggs
Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits with Italian Gravy
Fried Sweet Potato Sticks
Gingerbread Muffins
Grande Beef Nachos
Grilled Corn on the Cob
Homemade Potato Chips
Lemon Blueberry Scones
Maple and Bacon Doughnuts
Old-Fashioned Salted Pretzels
Pesto Coleslaw
Popcorn Balls
Roasted Garlic Pumpkin Seeds
Spicy Onion Rings
Ten-Pound Cheese Buns
Twisty Curly Fries

The Main Event
Baby Back Ribs with Memphis Dry Rub
BBQ Turkey Legs with Basting Sauce
Beef Teriyaki Skewers
Belgium Waffles with Raspberry Compote
Buffalo Wings
Chicken and Waffles with Bacon
Coconut Macadamia Crusted Shrimp with Honey Pepper Sauce
Coney Island Chili Dog Sauce
Corn Dogs
Deep-Fried Pizza Logs
Dipped Roast Beef Sandwiches
Firehouse Chili with Peppers
Grandmother’s Nawlins’ Fried Chicken
Grilled All-American Hamburgers
Grilled Pork Chop on a Stick
Jumping Cajun Drunken Tequila Scallops with Chili Sauce
Kansas City BBQ Pork Ribs
Mini BBQ Chicken Pizza’s
New England Clam Chowder
Pickle Dogs
Pulled Pork Empanadas
Pulled Pork Sliders
Silver Dollar Pancakes
Spicy Peanut Butter and Jelly Burgers
Triple Cheeseburger Doughnuts

Fried Everything
Deep Fried Bacon
Deep Fried Butter
Deep Fried Oreos
Deep Fried Oysters With Creamy Dill Sauce
Deep Fried Pepper Rings
Deep Fried Snickers Bars
Deep Fried Strawberries
Deep Fried Twinkies
Fried Avocado Slices with Creamy Ranch Sauce
Fried Banana Chips
Fried Coca-Cola
Fried Goat Cheese Balls
Fried Greek Olives
Fried Green Beans
Fried Guacamole Bites
Fried Jalapeno Poppers
Fried Mozzarella Sticks
Fried Pickles
Fried Zucchini
Mock Fried Ice Cream
Monte Cristo Squares
St. Louis Raviolis

Desserts & Treats
All-American Apple Pie with Flaky Crust
Apple Crisp with Pecan Topping
Black-and-White Cookies
Cake Poppers
Candy Apples
Caramel Apples
Chocolate Cupcakes with Fudge Frosting
Chocolate Encased Bacon
Chocolate Marshmallows
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
Churro Bites
Circus Rainbow Cake with Snow White Frosting
Double Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies
Four Chocolate Brownies
Frozen Cheesecake on a Stick
Fruity Snow Cones
Funnel Cakes with Berries
Gingerbread Men Cookies
Lemon Mist Bars
Marbleized Chocolate Strawberries
Mini Spiced Apple Doughnuts
Rich Chocolate Fudge
Rich Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Snickerdoodle Cookies
Southern Style Pecan Coffeecake
Texas Jumbo Chocolate Cookies
Rice Krispies® Treats
Roasted Sugar Pecans
The World’s Gooiest Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting


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