Eat Your Words

Eat Your Words

August 19, 2011 • 22 Comments

We know that Food52 is filled with creative, talented home cooks. But we've got our share of funny wordsmiths too. Check out some choice quotes pulled from recipe headnotes submitted to Your Best Fair Food, and laugh along with us. Happy Friday!

"I am so sorry. About the name. Not about the dish."
- Helenthenanny on Corn Dog-ccoli

"I really love caramel corn -- I mean REALLY love it in the 'eat it until you feel sick, then drink some tea, think -- oh I feel better -- then eat some more, rinse, repeat' sense."
- aargersi on Texas Sweet Heat - Caramel Pretzels

"Minnesota has a great State Fair (don't miss it, don't even delay ... ). However, when I was growing up, my family did not really appreciate it. We were not farm people. And my mother's European sensibilities made her look at the fair with a raised eyebrow."
- fiveandspice on Grilled corn with smokey peach butter

"It doesn't get much better than watching the horses work out in the mornings at Saratoga Race Course ... unless it's watching Bobby Flay watch his horses work out in the mornings at Saratoga!"
- wssmom on Bobby Flay-inspired Hard Lemonade

"I know. I'm a sick puppy. I couldn't help myself. Really I couldn't."
- mrslarkin on Chicken Fried Macaroni and Cheese

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Lorigoldsby

almost 3 years ago lorigoldsby

that would be a "dinner show" worth going to!

Lorigoldsby

almost 3 years ago lorigoldsby

but when you are "on", you are so right!

Federicocooking

almost 3 years ago Federico_

Oh, I thought you meant "fair" as in "excellent," "good," "fair" and "poor," so my best fair food is a plain mixed green salad. It becomes good if you add some gorgonzola cheese, raisins, pine nuts and chopped sweet peppers. It moves into excellent territory when you top it all off with a freshly made fig-balsamic vinaigrette seasoned with salt, pepper and chopped parsley. Enjoy, but don't ask me for my best "poor" recipe. :-)

Federicocooking

almost 3 years ago Federico_

Oh, I thought you meant "fair" is in "excellent," "good," "fair" or "poor"--so I would say my best fair food is a mixed green salad with nothing on it. It becomes good food if you add some feta cheese, olives, onions, and bacon bits, and it turns into excellent if you top the whole thing with some pine nuts and freshly made olive oil-fig balsamic glaze vinaigrette with fresh parsley sprigs.

Federicocooking

almost 3 years ago Federico_

I'm not sure why two versions of this posted, but I had to go back and log in and when I returned I had to rewrite the whole thing from memory.

Mrs._larkin_370

almost 3 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Hee! Thanks yous guys. I'm pretty sure we'd be cracking EACH OTHER up. Let's invite that drinking girl, too...she knows how to make merry.

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almost 3 years ago STC

I have one for you..."Deep fried Twinkies and Snickers will be the downfall of mankind--in a good way!" Our Puyallup State Fair is coming up here in Washington and there's none better.

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almost 3 years ago lapadia

Bravo!

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almost 3 years ago Helenthenanny

Teehee! Tharnkee : }

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I totally love this feature. These quotes are so funny!

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almost 3 years ago gingerroot

This feature is a great way to kick off the weekend! Love it!

Me

almost 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

I love this little feature! Aargersi, you need a blog!

Dscn2212

almost 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Second the motion.

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almost 3 years ago wssmom

Third!

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almost 3 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

You guys are so sweet! And I am so inconsistent :-)

Buddhacat

almost 3 years ago SKK

This is such a great feature!

Fb

almost 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Very entertaining! I've got some food loves I can apply aargersi's quote to!

Dscn2212

almost 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Fabulous addition to the repertoire. I'd stand on a table and clap for Mrslarkin, too.

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almost 3 years ago Lizthechef

Save room for me on that table top ;)

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almost 3 years ago Lizthechef

I love this new addition to the blog - some folks make me burst into laughter. Mrslarkin belongs on stage...

Cakes

almost 3 years ago Bevi

agreed.

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almost 3 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

on a stage with a kitchen so she can feed us and crack us up!!!!