Month: December 2014

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In addition to deep-fried crickets, the Arizona Exposition & State Fair’s Chef du’ Jour booth sold caramel apples dipped in meal-worms.  This is probably the most unusual fair foods we’ve ever seen. caramel apples may contain listeria On a more serious note:  Here is a link to the CDC’s information About Listeria, the bacteria that…

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When my children were young we had a family tradition of attending the Evergreen State Fair in Washington State.  It was typically a warm day filled with all of the usual fair fun; 4-H exhibits, homespun crafts, fair food treats, carnival rides and vendor booths.  But my favorite part of the fair experience has always…

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Renaissance Fair, Renaissance Festival and Renaissance Faire are interchangeable terms that refer primarily to a United States’ phenomenon. These outdoor and typically weekend gatherings reconstruct communities resembling those that existed during the era known as the renaissance period. Participants join together to recreate their childhood fantasies of lords and ladies, royalty and peasants and knights…