It’s official, I’m leaving England to fend for itself for a week and going home in August for the Minnesota State Fair. For those who do not know, one of the inexplicable traditions of the fair has everyone trying to out-do each other for strangest foot that comes “on a stick” for your portable eating pleasure. (It’s amazingly difficult to explain why this one-upmanship tradition exists to someone not from Minnesota!) For your reading pleasure, new foods to debut on a stick this year (courtesy this article):
- sloppy joes on a stick
- corned beef and cabbage on a stick
- scones with chocolate chips, caramel and marshmallows on a stick
- butterscotch cake on a stick
- s’mores on a stick
- fruit covered in batter, deep-fried and coated with powdered sugar–on a stick
Hungry yet? Really, they can keep their sticks, I WANT CHEESE CURDS. But hey, there’s even something for the English in that list. “Scone on a stick” may be the best fusion England-Minnesota phrase imaginable!