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Deep Fried Ambassador: Top Five

This is a guest blogger post by our Official Deep Fried Ambassador, Amy. We’ll be reposting her State Fair adventures from The Practical Cook blog throughout the Fair. Highlights from the N.C. State Fair: Top 5 List(s) (with video, of course!) Gentle Readers, what an honor and a privilege it has been serving as your Deep Fried Ambassador at the 2011 N.C. State Fair. It is with a heavy heart, hopefully only metaphorically, that I must relinquish my badge and my parking pass, and return to my kitchen to steam vegetables for the next two weeks. The good news, there are…

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Deep Fried Ambassador: Jr. Edition

This is a guest blogger post by our Official Deep Fried Ambassador, Amy. We’ll be reposting her State Fair adventures from her Practical Cook blog throughout the Fair. First Time at the Fair: The Practical Cooks Junior Review (And Love-A-Fair with video) Gentle Readers, The Practical Cook is proud to introduce today’s guest bloggers, The Practical Cooks Junior. As first time fair-goers, their perspective is energizing and a reminder that a field trip is a worthy investment of time and energy. Let’s hear from TPCs Jr, shall we? Roll the tape: To quote the Youngest upon arrival: “They have everything in…

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Deep Fried Ambassador: Deep Fried is Fun. Hunger is Not.

This is a guest blogger post by our Official Deep Fried Ambassador, Amy. We’ll be reposting her State Fair adventures from her Practical Cook blog throughout the Fair. Deep Fried Is Fun, Hunger Is Not: Hunger Relief Day at the N.C. State Fair (with video) Gentle Readers, we’re going to change things up a bit today and address a problem that affects us all, hunger. The Practical Cook was raised in a farming family whose goal was to feed anyone who came through the door, and that still stands true. There’s an easy way to help on Thursday, October 20, 2011:…

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Deep Fried Ambassador: Low-Cost and No-Cost

This is a guest blogger post by our Official Deep Fried Ambassador, Amy. We’ll be reposting her State Fair adventures from her Practical Cook blog throughout the Fair. Low-Cost and No-Cost: The Practical Cook’s Guide to Attending the Fair on a Budget (with video) The Practical Cook is thrilled to announce that aside from a bit of sunburn (one Gentle Reader referred to TPC’s complexion by way of a popular pork slogan, ahem), yesterday’s adventure with the Juniors went swimmingly. As the Juniors were bankrolling part of their own trip, it’s the perfect time to discuss attending the fair on a…

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Deep Fried Ambassador: Taking Kids to the Fair

This is a guest blogger post by our Official Deep Fried Ambassador, Amy. We’ll be reposting her State Fair adventures from her Practical Cook blog throughout the Fair. Taking Kids to the Fair: A Deep-Fried Survival Guide Gentle Readers, The Practical Cook is happy to announce that she managed to go for a run yesterday, and is keeping the fried in stride. Which is most necessary, because today’s chat is about going to the fair with Fried’s biggest fans, kids. Of course, we’ll also cover the latest in fried consumption because, well, because I heart food, as do The Practical Cooks…

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Deep Fried Ambassador: Deep Fried Legends of the Fair

This is a guest blogger post by our Official Deep Fried Ambassador, Amy. We’ll be reposting her State Fair adventures from her Practical Cook blog throughout the Fair. Deep-Fried Legends of the Fair: Oreos, Krispy Kreme Burger, Elephant Ears (with video) Gentle Readers, the people have spoken. Okay, a few people have spoken, and other people double-dog dared. Today’s dinner adventure at the N.C. State Fair was . . . Deep-Fried Oreos, Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger, and Corn, in that order. Deep Fried Oreos! We got them here (on recommendation). Demand them Hot Now, they are infinitely better! TPC’s Deep-Fried Oreo Stand…

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Deep Fried Ambassador: Day 1, Deep Fried Review: Falafel & Reese’s Cups

This is a guest blogger post by our Official Deep Fried Ambassador, Amy. We’ll be reposting her State Fair adventures from her Practical Cook blog throughout the Fair. Day 1, N.C. State Fair Deep-Fried Review: Falafel and Reese’s Cups (with video) Gentle Readers, it is way too late to be blogging, but sometimes, the good news must be shared. This evening I ate my dinner standing up, cruising the midway of the N.C. State Fair 2011, with a most excellent group of people from the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. More on this great cause later in the…

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Deep Fried Ambassador’s guide to enjoying the N.C. State Fair

This is a guest blogger post by our Official Deep Fried Ambassador, Amy. We’ll be reposting her State Fair adventures from The Practical Cook blog throughout the Fair. Gentle Readers, as you’re reading this post, the N.C. State Fair is opening its gates on the 2011 extravaganza. Here are some practical ways to maximize your enjoyment of this festive occasion, particularly as concerns Fried. The Practical Cook’s Top 5 Fairgoing Tips: 1. Use the Buddy System. Someone needs to hold the purses, and someone needs to split the Fried in half with you. Taking  a friend will in fact double…

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Deep Fried Ambassador: Kool-Aid & bubble gum preview

This is a guest blogger post by our Official Deep Fried Ambassador, Amy. We’ll be reposting her State Fair adventures from The Practical Cook blog throughout the Fair. Gentle Readers, good news, The Practical Cook is not under a Deep Fried Embargo: she can tell you what is frying at the 2011 N.C. State Fair! Prepare to return to the days of Saturday morning cartoons (at least for me), it’s Deep-Fried Kool-Aid and Bubble Gum, with a side of Lemon Sticks. Wow, let’s get started, shall we? Yeah, I think there are tickets available. First came the update on what’s…

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Meet the 2011 Deep Fried Ambassador

The competition was tough in this year’s quest to find a Deep Fried Ambassador – an individual whose love for the fair rivals the size of a giant pumpkin. We had 10 amazing entries from a diverse group of food-loving, cow-milking, concert-going, pig-race-watching fair fanatics. Each post included memorable one-liners, such as Jay Goel’s “Once you go CAT, you never go back,” and beautiful prose as demonstrated by Girls With Guts, “At night you light up my eyes with your colorful fireworks display, shining down on the sea of people who travel near and far to be with you.” We…

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