Not what I was trying to find. Photos by James Sanna.
Ah, the Minnesota State Fair. That yearly quest to explore all the ways your favorite heart-killers could be made even more unhealthy. As you walk along Judson Avenue, it's hard to smell the cows, pigs, and myriad other farm animals defecating in the nearby barns. Instead, with each step you inhale lung-full after lung-full of grease-scented air, a powerful and—for some—intoxicating mix of aromas wafting from cheese curd stands, bratwurst carts, and purveyors of deep-fried candy bars-on-a-stick. It's a cocktail that drives many a Minnesotan to binge on these rarities of the culinary world, and let's be fair: when is the next time you'll get to try deep-fried tater tot hotdish?MORE »