Thursday, August 28, 2008

Fast Food Fusion? Yuck.

Fusion cuisine has been a trendy thing for years now with chefs all over the world. It's amazing to see these food artists reinterpret a traditional food item like sushi with ingredients not traditionally found in Asian cuisine. (If you haven't guessed, I do watch Top Chef religiously.)

Unfortunately, fast food joints have also followed this trend by fusing their cuisines as well. However, the fusion for fast food usually consists of fusing crap with, well, crap. Recently, I saw a commercial for Long John Silvers for their new lunch special. Basically they wrap some of their breaded fish in a pita wrap...basically another layer of bread. Then, they toss in everything but the kitchen sink and fold it up.

A fish pita? Really? Was there a need to have a portable fish meal? Can you imagine what one's car would smell like after driving around on a hot summer day eating deep fried fish in the car?

Taco Bell has a chicken ranch if somebody sat down and thought: "hmmm, what would make this taco better? I know! Ranch dressing!"

McDonalds has a breakfast "burrito" filled with eggs, sausage and American cheese. Seriously. American cheese.

What's next? A hamburger bun filled with a pizza, wrapped in a pita and drizzled with tarter sauce? Or how about a taco filled with pasta, a Caesar salad and covered with chocolate sauce?

I imagine one day down the road, these concoctions will have unexpected consequences on those who digest them. Perhaps one day you have a choco-taco-pizza-wrap x-treme sandwich and you wake up the next day with a tentacle growing out of your ear. Or, maybe you partake in a donut steak and fish sandwich and your stomach literally crawls out of your body and punches you in the face.

Or you could just wake up and have the expected consequences of eating said food. Either way, it's a lose-lose situation.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mmmm, I could really go for a donut, steak, and fish sandwich. You've just made the new product development guy's job at Burger King so much easier.