Mark Bittman (@bittman) posted a link on Twitter to “This is why you’re fat,” and Ruth Reichl (@ruthreichl) commented on it. Both were wondering if they were the last ones to see it. Nope; that would be me. I had been unaware of such marvels as Deep Fried Cheesesteak, Tempura Fried Cheesecake with Whipped Creme, and the Meatlog. I have a sort of fascinated and revolted admiration for Bacon Wrapped Twinkie Stonehenge, though mostly I’m grateful not to have to be involved in any way with the cleanup.
Oh, and keep paging through; it gets better (or worse, depending on your perspective). McSurf ‘n’ Turf (a strong candidate for most revolting thing on the site, and that’s some tough competition). Deep Fried Guacamole. Scotch Egg on a Stick. The Porkgasm. Our old friend Meat Cake. The Sandwich of Knowledge. (As in, when you have the knowledge that there’s black pudding in it, you’ll be wise enough not to eat it.) Crazy stuff. There’s a lot of frying and saucing and meat and cheese in there, so that the primarily sweet things (Behomoth Donut, Candy Pizza) come almost as a surprise.
By the way, just for clarification, none of that is why I’m fat. I’m fat because I don’t get enough exercise and I’m too fond of ice cream, but I don’t think I’ve ever eaten any of the things shown on the site.
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