ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Cookbook Review: Best Recipes from America’s Food Festivals

Updated on March 13, 2011

Do you enjoy a good food festival? My husband absolutely loves what he calls "fair food." There are several festivals we attend in our local region each year, and we have also attended festivals in various out-of-town locations that we stumble upon while traveling.

My husband loves to eat, but cooking isn't his thing. He doesn't usually express much interest in my rather expansive cookbook collection or cooking hobby, but his eyes lit up when I brought home a copy of The Best Recipes From America's Food Festivals by James O. Fraoli.

We looked through the publication together and were pleased to stumble across a few festivals that we have attended, such as the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival and the Baldwin County Strawberry Festival.

We also identified several other interesting festivals that we hope to attend soon. This book is great for anyone who loves to eat, enjoys cooking, and relishes (no pun intended) attending a great festival event.

Featured Festivals

Some of the more interesting food festivals included in this fun and interesting book are:

There are a lot of great festivals that aren't included in this book, so a sequel might be a great idea! Some of the super festivals in the southeast that I'd love to see in a future edition include: The Elberta Sausage Festival (Elberta, AL), The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (NOLA), the National Shrimp Festival (Gulf Shores, AL), and Williams Station Day (Atmore, AL). There are also many incredible Greek Festivals located throughout the country that are renowned for amazing food.

Some of the festivals that appear really terrific are pretty far from where we live, so attending in person might not be an option. However, with the great recipes in this book, we can easily make our own "fair food" at home.

Great Food Festival Recipes

Among the many great recipes in The Best Recipes form America's Food Festivals you will find:

  • Grilled Banana Split from the National Barbecue Festival in Douglas, Georgia (nationalbbqfestival.com)
  • Nutter Butter Cheesecake Truffles from the National Peanut Festival in Dothan, Alabama (nationalpeanutfestival.com)
  • Pumpkin Ribbon Bread from the Morton Pumpkin Festival in Morton, Illinois (pumpkincapital.com)
  • The Big Dog's Very Hot Sauce from the National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, New York (buffalowing.com)

Book Organization:

Interestingly, the book is organized not by region, but by the type of food.

  • Starters, snacks, and accents
  • Main dishes
  • Fruits, nuts, and vegetables
  • Desserts

About the Author

The Best Recipes form America's Food Festivals' authorJames A. Fraioli is also the author of Trattoria Grappolo: Simple Recipes for Traditional Italian Cuisine and Ocean Friendly Cuisine. He also serves as editor-at-large for both Touring and Tasting magazine and is features editor Dining & Destinations magazines.

Comments

Submit a Comment

  • affordableweb profile image

    affordableweb 

    7 years ago from Ocala Florida

    hey thanks for sharing those!

  • iamageniuster profile image

    iamageniuster 

    7 years ago

    Thanks for sharing. I love to cool. Will have to try this out.

  • Laurel Oakes profile image

    Laurel Oakes 

    9 years ago

    https://hubpages.com/food/Jalapeno-Pepper-Jelly Great Hub enjoy anything to do with food.

working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)