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They Do Appear To Have Corndogs In Argentina—But Not Funnel Cakes

Above is a menu of offerings that I saw last week at the Houston International Festival.

The sign suggests that people in Argentina eat Fried Snickers and Fried Oreos. It suggests that they eat jumbo corn dogs.

Except….I just Googled the words “corn dogs argentina” and this is what I saw on Wikipedia.

“In Argentina they are called panchukers and are sold mostly around train stations, and are more popular in the inner country cities. They are often consumed on the street, and may contain cheese. They are served with a number of sauces.”

All righty.

Yes–I did see the recent story about how much wrong information can be found on Wikipedia.

I’m going to trust them though on at least this aspect of corn dogs.

Now I’ve Googled “funnel cake argentina.”

This is what I found on a website called Wordreference.com from a person who gave his or her city as Buenos Aires

“Does anyone know exactly what a funnel cake is?
I’m not sure about the spelling..”

So funnel cakes may not be big in Argentina.

Here are facts about funnel cakes.

Here are some facts about what folks in Argentina eat.  

I go to the Houston International Fesitval each year.

The festival concludes its two weekend annual run this weekend.

April 28, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Texas Funnel Cakes Sold With U.S. Flag—Houston International Fest

You see that the sign above, from a booth at the annual International Fest in Houston, offers “Texas Funnel Cakes And More” while still using the United States flag.

There is no Texas flag or Confederate flag being used to sell the food despite the talk of secession and  treason from far right-wing people like our Texas Governor Rick Perry or extreme Texas Congressperson Ron Paul.

It seems that peddlers of fajitas and tortas may be better and more loyal Americans than some of our leading Republican elected officials in Texas.

I’m sorry that many on the right don’t seem to love our nation anymore.

In any case, you can sell stuff to Texans without being a right-wing crazy.

Liberals love the U.S flag and our federal union. The new health care reform bill, which will benefit millions of Americans, is a fitting symbol of the superior powers of the federal union over the far more limited powers held by the states.

Here are facts about funnel cakes.

The Houston International Fest runs one more weekend. The last two days are Saturday 4/24 and Sunday 4/25. You should go if you are anywhere near Downtown Houston.

While it is somewhat expensive in my view, the festival is good-natured and attracts all types of folks. There are bands to see, cultural exhibits, and food to eat. The Caribbean is the region of the Earth that is the focus of the festival this year.

While my post here and my blog are on the left, the International Fest is happy to have visitors of all ideological leanings.

April 19, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment