Mass. Appeal: More-Than-Fair-Food
IT’S NICE TO KNOW there are places where guilt-free eating is alive and well. And one of the best, the 192-year-old Topsfield Fair, isnâ€™t changing anytime soon. â€śYouâ€™d think there would be a trend toward healthier food, but I donâ€™t see that,â€ť says Jeanie Flynn. She should know. At the fair, her family operates nine Annaâ€™s Fried Dough trucks, guilty-pleasure outposts that fry up 10,000 pounds of raw dough over the course of 12 days (10/1â€“10/11). Fried dough isnâ€™t that bad for you, Flynn insists â€” certainly notÂ when you compare it to wholesome-seeming veggie tempura (which soaks up the cooking oil). But will that little detail stop anyone from getting their fried-vegetable fix? Nope. The Flynn family is expecting to sell more than 4,000 pounds of the stuff this year.
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