Strangest State Fair Food
Courtesy of Chef John of Chef du' Jour
Arizona State Fair
Billed as low in fat and high in protein—really—mealworms are cooked in olive oil, sautéed in garlic, and smothered in enough barbecue sauce to make you forget, sort of, that these are worms you’re eating. Arizona fairgoers-who-dare call it a delicacy, with a texture of fried onions and a taste similar to popcorn. Served on a bun or candied apple.