So wrong & yet so right….

August 21, 2010 —

It was wrong…it was scandalous…it may or may not have been some incarnation of evil itself. And yet, I still couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try it. On one hand, it was the most diabolical creation in all of the culinary arts, and it might single-handedly oppose all that I work for as a healthcare professional. On the other hand, it was delicious.

These were the thoughts that went through my mind as I sampled the “deep fried mac n’ cheese on a stick” at the Iowa State Fair.

I could just feel Hippocrates shaking his head and looking down with shame from the heavens, and somewhere in the DMU wellness center, I’m sure Joy Schiller was doing likewise. She must have known, somehow. Such a great and treacherous force of unhealthiness couldn’t possibly escape her attention.

I don’t regret it, of course – it really was delicious. Better yet, my heart started beating again just in time for me to move on to the “deep fried candy bar…on a stick.” See, I look at it this way – going on the treadmill once isn’t enough to make you healthy, so eating at the fair once shouldn’t be enough to give you type II diabetes. Besides, it was a special occasion (we’ve finished up our first ever exam of med school!)

For those who still have yet to try those foods that have hitherto existed only in their darkest imaginations, don’t forget that the fair ends on the 22 (THAT’S TOMORROW!).


Nathan McConkey discovered DMU all the way from his hometown near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After graduating college as a teenager with a degree in molecular biology, he wanted to begin a master of public health degree online while working as an EMT and teaching labs at his undergraduate college. Eventually, the plan was to attend a local medical school in Pennsylvania. Little did he know, however, that his exposure to the MPH program would eventually lure him all the way out to the Midwest to pursue his medical training at Des Moines University instead. When he’s not working on his two degrees or over ten different jobs and volunteer positions on campus, he enjoys discovering new reasons why the city of Des Moines isn’t nearly as boring as his East-Coast perspective had led him to believe.
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    deep fried mac n’ cheese on a stick sounds amazing :-)

  • http://www.wibu.us Orange Diamonds

    deep fried mac n’ cheese on a stick sounds amazing :-)

  • http://www.noexitwound.com/ Monte Wound

    I’m waiting for pizza on a stick — a stick of pepperoni wrapped with cheese and pizza dough and then deep fried.

    Monte
    No Exit Wound

  • http://www.noexitwound.com/ Monte Wound

    I’m waiting for pizza on a stick — a stick of pepperoni wrapped with cheese and pizza dough and then deep fried.Monte

  • Anne Negus

    Nathan! You’re a nut…..on a stick!

  • Anne Negus

    Nathan! You’re a nut…..on a stick!

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    Sounds tasty, also sounds like a heat attack waiting to happen… :o)
    I’d be willing to try it though…

  • http://newfloridamortgages.com/miami-mortgage/ Kevin

    Sounds tasty, also sounds like a heat attack waiting to happen… :o)
    I’d be willing to try it though…

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  • PDM

    Have you tried the deep fried Twinkies yet? I hear they are pretty good, although they lack the calcium and protein punch you get with the Mac – n – cheese. You definitely want those essential amino acids you know.

  • PDM

    Have you tried the deep fried Twinkies yet? I hear they are pretty good, although they lack the calcium and protein punch you get with the Mac – n – cheese. You definitely want those essential amino acids you know.