Category Archives: Carnival Eats

Noah Cappe’s Carnival Eats Travel Bucket List

As the host of Carnival Eats, Noah Cappe knows carnivals like the rest of us know our own backyards. But this world-travelling, funnel cake-funnelling host still has a few carnivals, fairs and festivals on his bucket list.Carnival-Eats,-Noah-Edmonton_0079

“For the show, we’ve focused mostly on North America,” he says. “We’ve covered so much ground and we’ve gone to most places, [but] there’s still a few we haven’t done. We haven’t gone to Las Vegas – a carnival in Vegas would be wild.”

But Sin City’s (surely) flashy deep-fryers aren’t the only ones Noah wants  to sample from. The Toronto native would love it if the show ventured a little further, putting Alaska, the Yukon and Hawaii on his Carnival Eats bucket list.pineapple-drink

“I’d love to see Carnival Eats in Hawaii,” he says, and not just because he’d get a free vacation there. “People want to see how to use pineapple in different ways,” he says.

Can’t get to the carnival? Try these recipes for the Top 15 Carnival Foods You Can Make at Home.corn-dog

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Noah Cappe’s Ultimate Carnival Creation

As the host of Carnival Eats, Noah Cappe samples all sorts of wacky, decadent and over-the-top carnival food. But there’s one item he’s still looking forward to: a sweet and savoury creation he calls the ‘Clubbel’.

“I’m still waiting for someone to do the funnel cake club sandwich,” says Noah. “You’ve got funnel cake, your turkey, bacon, cheese and another funnel cake. Then, turkey cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayo, mustard, whatever you want, and put another funnel cake on top. Cut that in half and you have a funnel cake club sandwich. A Clubbel!”

As Noah explains, the Clubbel™ just makes sense.

Noah Cappe's Clubbel combines funnel cake with a chicken club sandwich.

Noah Cappe’s Clubbel combines funnel cake with a chicken club sandwich.

“Funnel cake is one of the pillars of carnival foods,” he says.

“The funnel cake itself is deep fried batter dough. It’s like a doughnut but sprung out in a twisted, curvy, tangle that gives you more of that crunchy golden outside part that everyone loves. It’s just around the outside because it’s intertwined within itself,” he says, stating that’s the key to the funnel cake. “That’s what makes it such an amazing replacement for bread, in the Clubbel sandwich.”

We couldn’t agree more!

In the meantime, we’ll be satiating our ‘Clubbel’ cravings by tossing homemade funnel cakes in a bowl with bacon, turkey, cheese, lettuce and tomato, dousing the whole thing with mustard and mayo and devouring it on the couch while we catch up on Carnival Eats.

Tune into an all new season of Carnival Eats starting Saturday, April 9 at 8 E/P.

10 Rapid-Fire Questions with Carnival Eats Host Noah Cappe

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It’s the season for roller coaster rides, deep-fried Mars Bars and cotton candy! We met with Carnival Eats‘ delightful host Noah Cappe for a rapid-fire round of questions to find out his most favourite fairground foods and what he would eat as his last meal on Earth.

1. What is your favourite junk food?
Ice cream sundae with chunks of brownie. Caramel, chocolate, whipped cream, no cherry.

2. What is your favourite hangover cure?
Leftover pizza if I haven’t completely disgusted myself and eaten everything already. And a good greasy spoon breakfast.

3. What was your first job in food?
My first job in food was Carnival Eats. I considered myself a professional eater just without any recognition.

4. What was your favourite food to eat as a kid?
Toasted bagels. Two bagels cut in half so you have four halves. One cream cheese, one peanut butter, one butter, one jam and cheese. That was the sampler. Our younger brother adopted it and to this day still rocks the bagel sampler.

5. What would your last meal on Earth be?
Garlic cheesy bread, a chocolate milk shake, bacon cheeseburger and a brownie sundae.

6. Do you cook at home? What do you make?
I don’t. I’ve made five things I my life: three of them are bowls of cereal, one is toasted bagels and the other is mac ‘n’ cheese.

7. What’s the best thing to eat that’s deep fried?
A deep-fried taco is an unbelievable tasty treat. But if I had to pick just one thing, that would be deep-fried is cheesecake. We did it on the show. It’s my top three of all time.

8. What condiment do you always have in your fridge?
Chocolate milk. Always chocolate milk in my fridge. And moldy leftovers.

9. Favourite movie with food in it?
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

10. If you had to invite a group of people for the ultimate dinner party (dead or alive), who would they be?
Michael Jordan. He’d be my first invitation. Pokaroo — let’s just end the debate. What’s he been doing? Where does he sneak off to? Emeril Lagasse. He was the guy who totally got me into Food Network. I used to watch him all the time. I really love watching people cook.

Catch all new episodes of Carnival Eats Saturdays at 8 E/P.