Orange County Register July 23, 2010
by Deena A. Sami

The Fair’s first in-house chef focuses on fresh…
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Fried butter, deep-fried chocolate-covered bacon, fried snickers bars and…fresh berry tarts? This year fairgoers can choose to forgo the annual mild coronary blockage and focus on fresh, healthy food, compliments of Louise Mellor, the Orange County Fair’s first in-house chef.

Mellor has been helping with the Fair’s theme, creating contests and holding cooking demonstrations using fresh, seasonal foods – unchartered territory for the 120-year-old event.

Chef Louise Mellor gives a cooking demonstration on stage at the OC Fair on July 18 and showed how easy it is to make churros and funnel cakes at home. read more…