Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Mixing it Up and Making a Mess
Since I wrote about Macaroni and Feet the other day, I thought I'd add a few more things that have been grossing me out lately.
What is it with the recent mixing it up of foodstuffs? Is there a new kind of "fusion" cooking in the wind?
We used to give a friend of mine crap about Poutine. Apparently it's a popular comfort food or fast food or both (I'm easily confused) in Eastern Canada. They even serve it at McDonald's and Burger King.
For those south of the border who have absolutely NO idea what Poutine is---it's French Fries and fresh cheese curds smothered in brown gravy, preferably beef or pork.
Well I like French fries. I like cheese curds too. And I guess I like gravy on roast beast. But all together?
No thanks. Thinking about it makes my colon sqwinch up in horror.
The other day, I read an article about a company in Du Bois, PA that has taken on the task of developing Peanut Butter Hot Dogs after a desperate mother appealed to them for help.
Apparently Snotleigh refuses to eat anything that isn't covered in peanut butter, and she was at her wit's end.
(I'm using the term "wits" loosely. To be perfectly honest, those kind of parental shenanigans annoy the hell out of me, and after looking at a picture of the poor kid, I'm convinced that the last thing he needs is more peanut butter. He needs a bicycle!)
And now comes along KFC with their "Famous Bowls". If they're famous, how come I'm just hearing about them? I'm pretty sure I'd remember something so--uh--hurlworthy.
First is a layer of mashed potatoes. Then Corn. Then chicken gravy. Then fried popcorn chicken. Top it off with a nice helping of their Three Cheese Blend!
For cripes sakes, you might as well give it all a good twirl in the blender and suck it through a straw.
Better yet, you could even skip that part and mainline it!
Throw in a biscuit and honey butter for good measure!
Last but not least, we come to the Gateway Grizzlies in St. Louis.
They may never be known for their baseball skills, but they certainly are getting some notoriety for a snack they're serving in their concession stands.
What's so bad about that? you might ask.
Like the burger. Like the cheese. Love the bacon.
Nestled in between two halves of a Krispy Kreme donut.
Philly Cheesesteaks dipped in chocolate?