I always liked state fairs.
While I tend to like the petting zoos and kiddie rides more than roller coasters or spinning-till-you puke fare, I’ve always adored fairs.
When we were in Shreveport, I discovered this little gem on the clearance rack at Barnes and Nobles. State Fair by Earlene Fowler is a mystery in the Benni Harper series, a feisty Southern California ranch woman who splits her time between solving crime and wrangling horses. In this particular novel, Benni is wrangling folks, horses and her cranky old great-aunt at the fair when a murdered body is found wrapped in a quilt. Between the great aunt desperate to be Sherlock Holmes and her Cajun-Texas deputy buddy, I giggled through the whole thing…except when my stomach was growling.
Benni spends a great deal of her time frequenting the food booths, picking up delicacies like fried avocados, fried twinkies, fried oreos and bacon and egg sandwiches.
While I’m not into fried avocados, it did remind me of a fair food I’ve always wanted to try– a fried pbj.
Or maybe a fried pie.
What’s your favorite fair food?
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