It takes a lot to horrify a British person when it comes to fatty breakfast foods.
I hail from a nation that happily sits down to fried bacon, fried sausages, fried bread, fried eggs, fried tomatoes, fried kidneys (unless you’re classy and grill them _ one guess how we had them at our house) and/or fried black pudding (aka blood sausage, this is where I draw the line in case you’re wondering) with a couple spoonfuls of baked beans on the side to keep things balanced.
And yet I find myself aghast at what’s on offer at this year’s California State Fair in Sacramento.
Deep-fried Cap’n Crunch or deep-fried Fruity Pebbles, on a stick.
Deep-fried bananas, deep-fried pineapple, no stick mentioned in the press release announcing these deep-fried delicacies, but what are the odds.
Deep-fried Pop-Tarts, deep-fried cinnamon rolls, on a stick.
Donut Dog, a maple bar with a wiener in the center. No stick.
Clearly, we are entering deep levels of wrongness here.
However, for those of you who may feel that a battered breakfast is better, let me point out that the fair runs July 12-29; with breakfast, including non-fried items such as coffee, served daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., starting at 10 a.m. on weekends.
I’ll be over here eating some nonfat yogurt with organic unsweetened strawberries.
And I may just put on my new, vegan sneakers for good measure.