Note: Fridays of Intestinal Fortitude is a weekly feature about food, food and more FOOD. No, I do not necessarily want to be a food blogger, but I do LOVE to talk about food prep, cooking food, eating food and making sweet love to food.
Okay, maybe not the "sweet love" part. After all, this is not meant to be an homage to 9 1/2 Weeks.
Last weekend, we went to the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. I am not sure how other cities do it, but here in Kansas City, the festival is held on grounds that house permanent structures year-round. There is no slapping up of tents, these wenches and wizards mean business.
The food is pretty good -- Arun and I had a turkey leg (of course) and Anjali chose barbecue. Later, I could not resist a crepe with apples, brie and almonds (judge me. Go ahead.) For dessert, we had a root beer float. Here's something -- I LOVE root beer floats now after a lifetime of HATING them. I discovered this new found Food Love about a year ago. What the hell is up with that?? It leaves me to wonder which tide will turn next on a former Food Hate. Will I suddenly start craving ropes of licorice? Horseradish? Grilled cheese? Cheetos? Zeus forbid, KETCHUP?
In what may be destined to become a tradition, I present for your viewing pleasure some snaps of my kid mowing through a turkey leg at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival
What is it about a turkey leg that makes it so damned delicious??? It's certainly a step up from traditional fair food. I suppose there is a particular primal satisfaction to be gained from ripping through tendons, ligaments and whatnot with your bare teeth in order to get to that lovely pink meat.
Does your city have a RenFest? Does it also serve up the roasted turkey leg? Also, have you discovered new Food Loves after a lifetime of previously hating them?