Fashions Fast-Food into Frou-Frou

This is going to sound strange, but I actually had this as a germ of an idea once: take fast food, present it as though it were nouvelle cuisine, and bask in the irony.  But besides the fact that I was too lazy to go through with it, I don't have the creativity that Eric from has got or gone through the lengths that he has to produce the food on his blog, which is, in my opinion, one of the most fascinating blogs since

Take his Le Chicken McConfit, which uses only McDonald's food as ingredients.  He purees the french fries in a food processor to make pommes puree (that's mashed potato).  He strips the breading off the chicken nuggets, blends it into mush, adds water, and renders it down to cook the naked nuggets in it, simply so that he is able to say that the chicken is cooked in its own fat!  That's not just commitment; that's genius!  Crazy mad scientist genius!

Genius and humor is at the heart of every recipe.  There's a fondue he makes from 7-Eleven's nacho cheese sauce.  Foie gras from Nathan's hot dogs.  And my favorite: Dao Mi Noh Chow Mein (using a pizza from a certain national delivery chain...just sound it out).  

For each creation, he details his recipes meticulously, as if someone's actually going to try it...wait, I just might.


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