So, on Sunday morning, over my locally-grown cantaloupe and locally-laid eggs, I took a gander through the 2007 Iowa State Fair supplement in the newspaper to see what my friends and I will have to look forward to when we attend on Saturday.
And while I am certainly all fired up for the Harry Potter carved from Iowa butter (who wouldn’t be thrilled about that?) and the Marble Shoot Contest and the White Pigeon Release; and while I am already salivating over the thought of eating a Bauder’s Peppermint Bar, fried cheese curds, several corn dogs and possibly a fried Snickers bar, just like last year, here is that about which I am most excited:
Yes, people. Thick-sliced russet potatoes, fried and on a stick. With dipping sauces. New at the Fair this year!
For a potato eater like me, this is my very own manna in the desert.