At the Fair, attendees will sample French fries prepared with beef tallow and peanut oil, and – guided by Coast Packing Corporate Chef Ernie Miller and Tasti Burger’s Lori Southerlend — explore the delights, nuances and flavor profiles of each. Tasti Burger, family-owned for 44 years and a fixture on the Southern California fair circuit, offers the only fresh made-to-order burgers on the Fairgrounds. The fun starts at 6 p.m. on the main stage of the Culinary Showcase, in the OC Promenade. Tasters are encouraged to post their photos and images to https://www.instagram.com/coastpackingco/.
An initiative of The Healthy Fats Coalition, #NationalBeefTallowDay, Friday, June 13, is a celebration of a traditional healthy animal fat – pure beef tallow shortening – that is now enjoying a resurgence within America’s food culture, in restaurants, fast food operations and home kitchens.
For those who can’t make it to the Fair, there’s always Twitter. Coast has put out a call for the public’s most poetic/ecstatic/witty/tasty tweets, proclaiming their hunger for beef tallow fries, in the first-ever #BeefTallowFrenchFries “Tweet-to-Win” Contest (http://coastpacking.com/beeftallowfrenchfries/). It’s an opportunity for participants to take home some serious bling (nothing less than a hand-crafted, life-size, 22ct gold-plated sterling silver French fry ring from GoldieRox.com). The contest kicked off on July 5 and wraps up on the 13th.