Q: My family and I love getting the newspaper to see what delicious recipe you have found or prepared. In Middle Georgia, the fair is about to begin shortly and I would like to know what is the recipe for the smoked turkey legs you get at the fair.
A: My cousin Tina once astounded the family by forsaking college to join a Renaissance Fair that traveled the country. I always envied her that free-spirited adventure! Twenty years later she is still a free spirit, making a living by drawing intricate henna tattoos on tourists at Clearwater Beach, Fla. She makes a mean Renaissance Fair turkey leg, too, and helped me with this recipe.
Most important is that you've got to do smoking to get a true fair flavor. What makes the turkey legs distinct is wood smoke, preferably hickory or apple wood. You also should buy the biggest turkey legs you can find, no smaller than half a pound each, or the meat can be dry.
If you're not a fan of ground cloves or cinnamon in a savory dish, they can be omitted.