Saturday, May 17, 2008
that glorious time of year has arrived again, when every corner of the westside is peppered with placards and church parking lots are littered with discarded split the pot tickets - festival season! the season kicks off this weekend with st. catharine's and our lady of victory. let's just take a moment to pay homage to the wonderful diversity of fatty, fried festival foods, including the 8th wonder of the world, funnel cake. the ecstasy of pulling bars and bells tabs, fingers sticky with powdered sugar and grease, is tantamount to nothing. french fries, fried pickles, corn dogs...and who can resist a fried mars bar? the insatiable american curiosity for the chemical reactions that take place in a deep fryer is amazing. the beautiful thing about festival food is, it is the perfect complement for the ulimate catholic fund-raiser, beer.