Health Food

We made our annual visit to the Del Mar Fair last night. I hate to admit it, but we ate some of the food. Have you seen the food at the Del Mar Fair? It’s enough to give a cardiologist a heart attack just looking at it. Grease and salt are blended with fat, topped with oil and sugar, then deep fried and served on a bed of lard. Yum.

Hot Dog on a Stick, corn dog, greasy fried fatty food, Del Mar Fair

Hot Dog on a Stick, corn dog, greasy fried fatty food.
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Location: Del Mar Fair, California, USA

Hot dog, great spicy polish, Del Mar Fair

Hot dog, great spicy polish.
Image ID: 20861
Location: Del Mar Fair, California, USA

Sausages on the grill, hot dogs, bratwurst, Del Mar Fair

Sausages on the grill, hot dogs, bratwurst.
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Location: Del Mar Fair, California, USA

However, there is one treat at the fair I cannot bring myself to sample: the grilled corn. The overwhelmingly noxious fumes rising from those grills are something else indeed. Have you ever singed the hair on your skin lighting a campfire? Remember the smell? Well, the grilled corn at the fair smells like someone tossed a 5-day-old dead cat on the flames. Regardless, judging by the number (and size) of people lined up to eat it, it sure must be delicious.

Grilled corn, corn cobs, Del Mar Fair

Grilled corn, corn cobs.
Image ID: 20878
Location: Del Mar Fair, California, USA

By the way, the official and proper name of the fair is the Del Mar Fair, and has been for years, and always will be. It is not the San Diego County Fair as some busybody politicians, civic “leaders” and business interests would have you believe.