News in Food

From time to time I’ll be posting about food related items I find in the news or magazines. I warn you now this may sometimes include gorgeous pictures of scrumptious food:) However, that is not the case this week so on we merrily stumble!

First up is the shindig happening along the Florida/Georgia border known as the Suwannee River Jam which features such acts as Sheryl Crow, Easton Corbin and the Eli Young Band. You can visit for a day or the whole weekend and you can even camp out if you want to stay for all four days. There’ll be a Mrs. Suwannee River Jam which is reportedly a “Daisy Duke style” beauty pageant of Floridian ladies and the piece de resistance, The Ultimate Redneck Wedding! A couple from Douglas, Georgia will be married in “true Redneck fashion” with the bride riding in on a lawn mower while the groom is carried to the altar in a Porta-Potty. The fun continues at the reception where guests are treated to a mound of Twinkies and RC Cola. Yeehaw!

Brings a tear to your eye, don’t it?

As a native Jerseyan (Jerseyite?) I adore a nice hot plate of fries smothered in gravy and melted cheese that we call Disco Fries. I was recently alerted by friends living further North near the Canadian border that they too enjoy a similar delicacy called poutine. Well poutine lovers rejoice.. or not. The makers of Jones Soda, known for their crazy holiday concoctions, have just announced a new poutine flavored soda. Inspired by success with past flavors like Bacon Jones soda and the Turkey and Gravy Jones soda often seen in the Thanksgiving pack the company decided to honor their Canadian heritage with a soda that has “a nice balance of rich, savory gravy over a starchy potato base, and accented with those fatty, cheesy notes you expect in a plate of poutine.”

In other news from our neighbors in the North, the midway of the Calgary Stampede is unveiling some brand new snack food to poison erm kill uh feed the masses this July. Visitors will be treated to such delights as the Double Bacon Corndog (which is wrapped in bacon, dipped in bacon infused batter, deep fried twice, and served with maple syrup and more bacon), Deep Fried Butter (butter cubes wrapped in pie crust and deep fried), Deep Fried Bubble Gum (puffy bubble gum flavored marshmallows dipped in batter and deep fried), Chocolate Dipped Jalapeño, Pickle Shooters (actual shots of straight pickle juice), and Western Cake Pops (cowboy boot and hat shaped chocolate cake dipped in milk chocolate).

I think I felt my arteries harden reading that :-p


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