George Geary is an award-winning chef, best-selling author, and renowned educator. A former pastry chef for the Walt Disney Company, Geary is a Certified Culinary Professional, and was recently chosen as the Culinary Educator of the Year by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. He is perhaps best known for creating all of the cheesecakes for The Golden Girls and other top-rated television programs. Geary has worked as a critic and/or judge for ABC’s The Taste with Anthony Bourdain, The American Baking Competition with Jeff Foxworthy, Hell’s Kitchen, Supermarket Superstar, and many other popular television shows. He also teaches cooking classes aboard Holland America Lines.
For over thirty years, Geary has been a culinary contest judge for major food manufacturers such as Canola Producers, Veg-All, Hormel Foods, the Hershey Company, Knott’s Berry Farm Foods, Ghirardelli Chocolate, Fleischmann’s Yeast, the San Diego Union Tribune, ABC News, and many more. From 1982 to 2010, George was the culinary coordinator of the Los Angeles County Fair.
Geary is the author of L.A.’s Legendary Restaurants, as well as nine cookbooks including The Cheesecake Bible, The Complete Baking Cookbook, and 125 Best Cheesecake Recipes. He is presently the featured chef on the San Diego Living television show on the CW Network. Geary lives in Los Angeles.
“This spunky new recipe book is loaded with more than 120 recipes, plus fun photos that are just as exciting as you’d expect a fair to be.The book is also loaded with tips for creating fair food at home.”
“Just flipping the pages of this carnival cookbook will have your mouth watering and your fingers itching to head into the kitchen and get cooking. And the best part—you can treat yourself any day of the year.”
“Fair Foods covers just about anything you can imagine from your local fair, no matter the time of year. . . . Flipping through Fair Foods is as close to the genuine fair experience as you can get without hitting the midway.”
“Fair Foods captures the joy and spirit of America’s greatest county fairs. No more waiting for the fair season to get all those wonderful wacky foods—now you can enjoy them all year long.”
“The book has a ton of different recipes, some a little more standard (cheesecake on a stick, funnel cake with berries), some a little bit offbeat (deep-fried Oreos®, bacon-wrapped tater tots with dill dipping sauce), and some that sound too crazy to be good (chocolate-encased bacon, fried Coca-Cola®).”
—Motherhood Moment blog
“Oh my! All your fair favorites are here! Your family, especially the kids, will adore this book and may even take it over for their own cooking and summer fun!”
—Bless Their Hearts Mom blog
“I love this book, it is filled with the best recipes for fair goodness and treats all over the USA. If you have grown up around fair foods and then miss them terribly as an adult, this book is both nostalgic and yum in one! I would love to get my hands on every book by this author!”
—Cassandra M.’s Place blog