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Fancy Fast Food

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Fancy Fast Food, Honest Fare by Gabrielle Arnold

Everybody calm down—no, I did not make this. Yuck. I passed over Fancy Fast Food the first couple times I came across it. My initial thought being: Okay, so here we have a shishi replate of some fast food and a dimming of the lights in order to make some kind of ironic point? But, Fancy Fast Food, goes WAY beyond that. Fancy Fast Food is a full on deconstruction of fast food items in order to reconstruct them as something entirely different. Everything is an ingredient. We’re talking coca cola reduction sauces. So ludicrous. I love it.

For example:
Taco Bell burrito = tortellini

Domino’s Veggie Pizza = Dao Mi Noh Chow Mein
Popeye’s fried chicken = sushi

Don’t worry, there are step-by-step instructions on how to do idiotic things like turn McDonald’s French fries into mashed potatoes by putting them in a blender and how to repurpose the rice from a rice and beans side item to make sushi.

As best as you can, separate the rice from the red beans remaining in the wrap and place the two items into two separate bowls. Add to these bowls the rice from the red beans from the large side order as well. Rinse the rice in a colander and pick out the remaining red beans. Dry the rice in a paper towel and let it air out for a while. Rinse the tortilla wrap, and then cut off its rounded edges to make a rectangle.

Wowie zowie.

And if all that isn’t unnecessary enough, today I read that its makers landed a book deal.

Conclusion: I’m impressed.
Book deal? Not so much.

Go look at this.

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