My childhood memories of the State Fair include rides, games, and animals, of course. But central to the experience was the food, and we all discussed ahead of time what we planned to eat. Buttery, fluffy biscuits filled with country ham, and warm, chewy fried dough topped with powdered sugar – those were my non-negotiables. My gotta-haves. We also usually tried the local ice cream, … [Read more...] about Is It Possible to Eat Healthy at the Fair?
I grew up eating fried food. Fried flounder and shrimp, fried chicken, French fries, fried hush puppies, you name it. In the South, we like to deep-fry stuff. But while my grandmother used that method sometimes, I rarely have cooked that way at home, and now I even forego the “heart healthy” extra-virgin olive oil whenever possible. I also try not to eat fried foods when at a restaurant. (It … [Read more...] about Cooking Oils: Just Say No