Ahhh. The sweet smell of freshly fried cheese curds wafting along on the gentle breezes of an August morning. It's that time of year! I have the first State Fair update of the season. These little treats will be on sale at the Eco Experience booth. Nice!
There is a new Market Stand at the Eco Experience this year, built pro bono by SALA Architects and co-created with the folks from Renewing the Countryside. Word on the street is that they will also be sharing the brand new Sweet Tango apple from the U of M if mother nature cooperates. Other foods include watermelon slices; a maple syrup soda made with real maple syrup mixed on site; a caprese salad on a stick, which includes basil, cheery tomatoes, mozzarella, and drop of balsamic vinegar. The Eco Experience is located at the corner Cosgrove and Randall in the Progress Center in case you are not familiar.
Did you know that the Eco Experience is the second most popular exhibit at the MN State Fair and that it is the largest environmental event of its kind in the country? Anyone else have some State Fair pics or news, lemme know. Thanks to Pam McCurdy at the Minnesota Pollution Control offices for sending these Eco Ex snaps along.
Scott Pampuch’s Tour de Farm gets my vote for best food concept of the year in Minnesota, a god awful name but a great idea. It's about time someone stepped up and made this kind of thing happen locally. On July 30th, it is adding an event at the Walker Art Center. It should be amazing if the chef line up stays as advertised. Get your tix (and more info) IMMEDIATELY.
Jay Butler wrote in and asked me for the best recommender on Crispy Duck . . . I like 20.21’s version as well as several versions at Shuang Cheng. The Teahouse does a mean one as well . . . thoughts anyone?
Thanks to my pal Alexis for sending this along. I can tell you from experience that some of the worst foods I have ever consumed have been potted meats. In South Africa, they eat a lot of canned corned beef hash from Argentina that makes taking a spoon to a tin of SPAM seem like the Alinea tasting menu.