16 Craziest State Fair Foods

7. Wine Fried Kalettes

If you’ve never heard of kalettes, don’t feel bad as they’re still quite new in the culinary world. Kalettes are a hybrid between Brussels sprouts and kale, which means they’re healthy — until they’re fried in wine, that is. In 2015, a vendor at the Minnesota State Fair came up with an innovative way to serve this new veggie. He breaded the kalettes, fried them in hot wine, then served them with a Thai-style sweet chili dipping sauce.



Cultured Palate: Dishes from Iran

Iranian cuisine uses a myriad of spices, dried and fresh fruits, herbs, and nuts to flavor dishes. These ingredients turn even the simplest meal of rice and stewed meat into a sensory explosion.

Around the World in Holiday Baking

Every December, millions of pounds of butter, sugar, and flour contribute to the creation of spectacular treats for holiday celebrations. Even if you’re not ordinarily a baker, many people venture into the kitchen before the holidays to make sure that they’ve got plenty of treats to offer to family and friends.

The Most Unusual McDonald’s Menu Items from Around the World

If you’re a fast-food connoisseur, chances are you’re already familiar with the McDonald’s menu that’s typical in North America. They bring in new choices fairly frequently. However, most people stick with their usual order of Big Macs, Quarter Pounders, fries, McFlurries, and Apple Pies. It’s familiar food, and the bulk of the menu is essentially…