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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595800930
Publisher: Santa Monica Press
Publication date: 07/11/2017
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 471,030
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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