Fair Foods: The Most Popular and Offbeat Recipes from America's State and County Fairs

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Santa Monica Press
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8.1 X 0.6 X 10.1 inches | 1.6 pounds

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About the Author
George Geary is an award-winning chef, best-selling author, and renowned educator. A former pastry chef for the Walt Disney Company, Geary is a Certified Culinary Professional, and was recently chosen as the Culinary Educator of the Year by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. He is perhaps best known for creating all of the cheesecakes for The Golden Girls and other top-rated television programs. Geary has worked as a critic and/or judge for ABC's The Taste with Anthony Bourdain, The American Baking Competition with Jeff Foxworthy, Hell's Kitchen, Supermarket Superstar, and many other popular television shows. He also teaches cooking classes aboard Holland America Lines.

For over thirty years, Geary has been a culinary contest judge for major food manufacturers such as Canola Producers, Veg-All, Hormel Foods, the Hershey Company, Knott's Berry Farm Foods, Ghirardelli Chocolate, Fleischmann's Yeast, the San Diego Union Tribune, ABC News, and many more. From 1982 to 2010, George was the culinary coordinator of the Los Angeles County Fair.

Geary is the author of L.A.'s Legendary Restaurants, as well as nine cookbooks including The Cheesecake Bible, The Complete Baking Cookbook, and 125 Best Cheesecake Recipes. He is presently the featured chef on the San Diego Living television show on the CW Network. Geary lives in Los Angeles.
Featured in Los Angeles magazine, Advocate Pulse magazine, the Courier Times, National Culinary Review magazine, Cuisine Noir magazine, the National Examiner, the Santa Barbara News-Press, Southern Seasons magazine, STYLE magazine, the Port Arthur News, the Daily & Sunday Review, In and Around magazine, the Paris Post-Intelligencer, the Senior Wire, the New Haven Register, the Las Vegas Review Journal, Food Management magazine, Carolina Woman magazine, EveWine101.com, DyingforChocolate.com, AdventuresofaFrugalMom.com, MomShoppingNetwork.com, and Back Roads USA

"'Offbeat' is the key word here. . . . Some fair foods are, dare we say it, healthy."
--CNN Travel

"A wonderfully weird slice of Americana."

"George knows a thing or two about fair foods."
--Hallmark Channel

"With a nod to the great American tradition of eating and competing at the fair, George has compiled a strange and wonderful mix of recipes."
--Napa Valley Register

"The photos are amazing and it is a great 'show and tell' book, but you can also use it to wow your guests when you follow the recipes."

"A perfect present."

"Now you can make your own fair foods at home, and eat the good stuff all year long."
--Sarah's Blog of Fun

"A fun cookbook."
--Kaisy Daisy's Corner blog

"A great gift for the holidays!"