Eat Your Words

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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