food porn turns 2!

In honor of food porn's second birthday, I give you some pictures from my recent trip to the Minnesota State Fair.

And because I like to mark this occasion with something bacony, 
I present the most extreme bacon dish I have eaten to date: 
chicken-fried bacon. Slightly horrifying, yet surprisingly delicious.

A Minnesota fair staple: deep fried cheese curds. It's like a cheese curd and a mozzarella stick had a baby together. A beautiful, delicious baby.


bedtime treat

When I want a sweet treat before bedtime, I usually crave something warm with cinnamon & sugar. So tonight, I made this little impromptu experiment, which hit the spot perfectly. Take a piece of (thawed) frozen puff pastry dough, cut it into 1" slices, sprinkle sugar & cinnamon on it, twist, and bake at 400 for 10 minutes (until they're light golden brown).


trio of homemade pizzas

ricotta, asparagus, lemon zest, prosciutto & fontina:

sautéed mushrooms, olives, prosciutto & fontina: