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Favorite Festival Foods

fairOk, so let's be honest. We love good festival but more than a festival, we love good festival food!

It doesn't matter what the festival theme is about, we are there to not just enjoy the festival, whether it's art and crafts, music, history/hertitage, etc., but we live in a "foodie crazed culture" where we love to eat and post to social media the tasty, wild and crazy things we are eating at these festivals!

There are so many festivals today centered by food as well. There's the Poke Salat festival in Arab of course, a cornbread festival, the Peanut Festival in Dothan, and Banana Pudding Festival, Chocolate Festival in Gadsden, and every other imagineable festival centered around a particular food.

These are all great and we as American flock to them to sample all the best and most outlandish type of cuisine out there for the experiece and memories we carry long after.

What are your personal favorite festivals and most unique you've seen and experienced? What are some of your favorite festival foods???

Did anyone try this at this year's Farm & Poultry Expo in Boaz this year?

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Deep Fried Kool-Aid, y'all! Proof that you can deep fry anthing!

Most festival food is something that you can't get at restaurants or fast food, or even make at home. It's the cotton candy, freshly squeezed lemondade, chicken on a stick, shaved ice, and everything fried you can imagine and more!

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If your mouth is watering for this sweet, salty, gooey, authentic festival food, never fear. There are numerous festivals and events annually around Marshall County where you can sample the very best in festival cuisine! The 50th Annual Boaz Harvest Festival will feature a smorgasboard of all these yummy treats mentioned--mark your foody calendars--October 3-4 in downtown Boaz!

See ya there for some good food, music, and fun!

 

 

 

                                                 

 

 

 

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Shrimp: My Favorite Summertime Food

peel and eat shrimp

Shrimp are best served the good ole’ fashioned way. Just peel’em and eat’em. At least that is what I thought initially and then I began to think of all my favorite shrimp dishes. Well, I am not so sure anymore.

I mean, I love to eat them battered and deep fried, maybe with a little coconut thrown in, which reminds me of breezy carefree nights at the beach.

coconut shrimp

Or I could sauté them in a little butter and a few spices, toss into a white sauce with my pasta of choice, and a good glass of wine. Suddenly I am thinking date night and cuddling with my hubby.

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Or, I could boil them, along with some corn and potatoes, a little sausage and it is amazing how the sounds of New Orleans fill my brain.

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I could crank up the grill and skewer a few with some veggies and have a healthy snack that reminds me of nothing in particular, but makes me feel good that I am eating healthy.

So, I guess I could call myself a shrimp lover. Those little sea creatures just do it for me. They are part of my summer menu at least once a week. Hoping some of you will comment and share your favorite shrimp dishes.

If you are looking to eat them the New Orleans way, join us for Shrimpfest this Saturday at Lake Guntersville State Park #ShrimpfestLakeG. Tickets are only $3 per person. For more info visit http://www.marshallcountycvb.com/what-to-do/upcoming-events#year=2014&month=7&day=24&view=month

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