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: 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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Show your “Love A Fair” and become the next Deep Fried Ambassador?

Do you have a passion for the N.C. State Fair that rivals all your friends? Are you the go-to person in your neighborhood or office for any and all fair-related information? Do you dream about racing pigs circling the latest deep-fried creation? If you answered yes to any of these questions, have we got a job for you. It’s time for us to pick another Deep Fried Ambassador, a blogger whose enthusiasm for the N.C. State Fair is close to our own. We’ve been impressed with the deep-fried passion of our previous winners Ashlee and Suzanne. Last year, Ashlee from…

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Deep Fried Ambassador: It’s been fun!

This is a guest blogger post by our Official Deep Fried Ambassador, Ashlee. We’ll be reposting her State Fair adventures from her Miss Ashlee blog throughout the Fair. Rocket’s Red Glare! It has been so much fun to be the Deep Fried Ambassador! I’ve connected to people on a whole new level. I’ve discovered the Fair in a whole new light and enjoyed myself to the max!!! It’s with sweet (literally) memories that I tuck this year’s fair into the folds of life and savor it for another year. The State Fair is such a great reminder that another season…

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Deep Fried Ambassador: Deep fried ride edition

This is a guest blogger post by our Official Deep Fried Ambassador, Ashlee. We’ll be reposting her State Fair adventures from her Miss Ashlee blog throughout the Fair. You Spin Me Right Round I’m a wuss.I’ll admit it. I was 8 the first time we went to Disneyland and was scared out of my mind by something as simple as the teacups. My little sister, on the other hand, was fearless and on our trip to Knott’s Berry Farm rode Montazuma’s revenge with nothing but sheer joy. Crazy. I don’t think I rode a roller coaster until I was nearly…

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Deep Fried Ambassador: Who Knew?

This is a guest blogger post by our Official Deep Fried Ambassador, Ashlee. We’ll be reposting her State Fair adventures from her Miss Ashlee blog throughout the Fair. I Had No Idea! I can’t even begin to guess how many premiums there are… I just know the book is really big. I’m sure you’ve seen the giant pumpkins, the sheep, the photos, the quilts, and the pickles… but have you ever seen these exhibits?? Masonry (Apprentice Tent – Near the Poultry Tent) Fine Dining (Education/Commercial Building) Aprons (Education/Commercial Building) 4-H Entomology (Bug collection!) (Education/Commercial Building) Handspinning (Education/Commercial Building) Dried Herbs…

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Deep Fried Ambassador: Growin’ up in a barn

This is a guest blogger post by our Official Deep Fried Ambassador, Ashlee. We’ll be reposting her State Fair adventures from her Miss Ashlee blog throughout the Fair. Growin’ up in a Barn After visiting the “History of the NC State Fair” house in Heritage Circle I learned that the fair was originally designed to help farmers improve their agricultural techniques. More specifically, they wanted to share scientific methods of farming. 143 fairs later we still get to Celebrate What’s Great in the agricultural world of North Carolina! NC’s the 8th largest producer of apples in the US I’ll take…

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Deep Fried Ambassador: Beverage edition

This is a guest blogger post by our Official Deep Fried Ambassador, Ashlee. We’ll be reposting her State Fair adventures from her Miss Ashlee blog throughout the Fair. I’ll Drink to That! Eating all that fabulous fried food can leave one feeling pretty parched. Finding something wet to quench the thirst is as easy as finding something fried… but you have to know your options… at least beyond lemonade. There’s always Pappy’s Old Fashioned Soda. If you break the bank the first go round, you can get refills for only $2. And bring your mug back next year! It’s still…

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