S1:E6 | 12.6.2018

Fair Foods

How and why did deep fried foods become a sport at state fairs?

About This Episode

State fairs have become the site of a novelty fried foods arms race, with vendors clamoring to outdo themselves (and each other) every year. We set out to learn why the adrenaline-seeking foodie in each of us wants to try deep-fried kool-aid at the fair, even if we eat sensibly in our real lives.

Inside the World of Fair Food


Hoosier Pie

Hoosier pie, also known as sugar cream pie, is a simple Indiana staple. To stay true to its humble roots, we used only basic ingredients to make a creamy, sweet, custardy pie without even using eggs (which were once a precious commodity).

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