TL;dr Funnel cake, bourbon, brown sugar, pecan
I love carnival food unfortunately it doesn't go well with my low-carb diet. I decided to break my diet and snatch a funnel cake at the Jenny Wiley Festival in Prestonsburg. I was practically dancing waiting on the carnie to sprinkle the powdered sugar on top of the hot, greasy fried batter. I sat down and it wasn't what I remembered and it tasted exactly like that it is- sweet and greasy. As I stuffed my face, I wondered to myself "How could I make this better if I made it at home?" I imagined frying up the batter in my cast iron skillet, drizzling a creamy, sweet bourbon glaze all over and topping it with some toasted pecans and brown sugar. I decided to skip the carbs and make the e-liquid instead.
This photo was taken at the Apple Festival in Paintsville, Kentucky. I'm terrified of heights, but I was trying to act brave because I was there with my future wife. It was about dusk and the lighting was beautiful. I did, in fact, ride the ferris wheel, but, sadly, I white-knuckled it and showed my true chicken feathers when we were stopped at the top. She must be okay with a chicken because she married me anyway.
This collection is the expression of my love for eastern Kentucky. The area is rich in culture, beauty, talent and home to some of the best people in the world.