Chris Kronner of San Francisco's Kronnerburger updates a classic deep-fried recipe with his gluten-free onion rings.
Agricultural fairs once allowed farmers to engage in the fruitful exchange of information and innovation. Now they're just an excuse to gorge on fried dough and overpay for worthless crap.
The vendors behind such creations as funnel-fried bacon on a stick and hot beef sundaes hustle in the offseason to invent—or steal—the next headline-generating fair food, all in service of generating buzz and a bump in their profit margin.
What do you do when you expect 1,000 sausage fans but get five times that many? “We ran back to the factory, grabbed everything we possibly could, and brought back enough [sausage] for the festival to go on.” And this year, we're talking 200,000.