Fry Me to the Moon

One day last month, the Twitter feed for AARP Tennessee featured a picture from the Wilson County Fair. Since then, I have been eagerly anticipating my first taste of deep-fried banana pudding.

Last night at the Tennessee Valley Fair, the hunt was on. I didn’t have to look far. One of the first vender booths I saw belonged to Denton Family Foods. I put my $3 on the counter and watched as a man named Augustus dipped a chunk of frozen banana pudding into batter and then into the hot oil.

I handed a video camera to my colleague Colin Marcum to capture the moment. As you’ll see, Augustus told me about the upcoming Banana Pudding Festival in Centerville, Tennessee. He also insisted that I speak with Doc Denton himself, who was sitting nearby with Kevin McGrath, the owner of a booth called The Best Around. Doc said that it was Kevin who inspired him to find new things to fry. Tomorrow I’ll post photos of the Red Velvet Funnel Cake being served at Kevin’s booth.

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3 Responses to Fry Me to the Moon

  1. Mike Morris says:

    Frank – Let me know if you need someone to ride shotgun to Banana Puddin’ Festival.

  2. Giannine says:

    Frank, Michael knows I won’t take him anywhere that involves bananas. I firmly believe they were on the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. He is the only one in our family that likes them. However, I think our daughter dabbles in the pudding in momentary lapses of moral stability. If you allow my husband to join you in your little shenanigans, make sure he rides home on the hood so the smell airs out of him before he comes home to me!

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