Is it true that you only work three weeks a year, and it's at the State Fair?
AG: That is correct.
AG: I know! I feel pretty lucky. It is great but it's not like I'm rolling around in a Rolls Royce. I have a pretty good lifestyle but it's not mansion stuff. In my time off I take long walks with my dog and sleep late, not a whole lot. When I'm working the fair I wake up at six and never leave before midnight.
How many years have you been doing it?
AG: This is our ninth year. We struggled like everyone else in the beginning. But the fair started putting on the Big Tex choice awards and then what happens is they pick a best new fair food every year and we've been lucky enough to win four out of five years. They announced it to the media and it really became a story.
Tell me about your creations.
AG: The first time we won the fair had an Elvis theme and we won for fried peanut butter, banana and jelly sandwiches. Last year I won for fried butter. This year we went back to something simple but we hope is really good. We're doing a fried chocolate which is like a brownie that's stuffed with white chocolate, maraschino cherries and pecans and we dump that whole thing into a chocolate cake batter and deep fry it.
Any terrible failures?
AG: The one that comes to mind is we tried to deep fry a mint and it didn't work.
How do you come up with the ideas?
AG: I'm a junk-food junkie by nature. It kind of comes easy to me.
Suffer any injuries?
AG: Some burns but nothing really serious, but if you're going to work the fryer you're going to get burned, that's a fact.
What's your favorite?
AG: I really, really liked the deep-fried butter. It sounds gross but it's really more like a biscuit with a buttery inside.
You're not three hundred pounds, how is that possible?
AG: Long walks with the dog. The fact is I'm not making this food year round. It's special food for a special time.
Any plans to open a restaurant or do a T.V. show?
AG: I'm way too lazy for a restaurant. We're in talks for a T.V. show and if it happens that would be great.