A brand new Cookbook is out just in time for summer!  Fair Foods: The Most Popular and Offbeat Recipes from America's State and County Fairs by George Geary is the goto resource for fair food recipes.  George was a culinary judge at the Los Angeles County Fair for 28 years and has tried out almost every weird concoction under the sun!

George has taken his knowledge of fair foods and put recipes from fairs across the country in one cookbook, so you can enjoy what our huge country has to offer from the comfort of your own home!

Steve did his Steve's Stories on the history of fair foods and included this awesome cookbook as one of his sources.  Steve made a recipe from the book for everyone on the show to enjoy and it was a huge hit!

Pulled Pork Sliders


  • 3 tbsp. Hungarian paprika
  • 1 tbsp. sea salt
  • 2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 medium brown onion, peeled and cut into quarters
  • 3-4 lb. pork shoulder, cut in half
  • 8-12 slider rolls, toasted


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, blend together paprika, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and thyme. Add honey, coconut water, vinegar, and oil. Blend to form a paste.
  2. Place onion in the bottom of a slow cooker, then place pork shoulder on top. Pour paste mixture on top of pork.
  3. Cook pork in the slow cooker on low for 7 to 8 hours, or until meat is tender and easy to shred with a large fork. Cool completely.
  4. Pile shredded pork in slider rolls and serve.

Steve took some photos of the recipe while he cooked it, but he forgot to include any final photos!  Whoops!

You can check out Steve's Stories about the history of Fair Foods below!