The Unbearable Sadness of Vegetables

I borrowed this title from one of my new favourite sites on the Interweb: Gallery of Regrettable Foods. The dreadful, primarily gelatin-entombed foods pictured here are accompanied by delicious comments by the author of the site. A particular favourite was the gelatin mould of meat(?) which was described as “bleached, washed, plucked Skull of Klingon”.

Also of note in the category of foods intended to disgust is the 30,000-calorie sandwich. The maker of the beast explains the impulse to attempt this world-record of gross by writing “Damn, I was hungry, though.” Oh! Well, gee, that explains everything! No wonder you made a $47 hoagie with enough calories to clog the arteries of a horse- you were hungry! In the meat category alone, there is bacon, ground beef, corn dogs, ham, turkey, pastrami, roast beef, bratwurst, and braunschweiger. Ah, gluttony; the meatiest of the deadly sins. Would you care for a glass of evil with that?

In the decidedly un-gross category, we have our Friday night supper of Pork Medallions with Mustard-Chive Sauce and Butternut Squash Risotto.The pork, I have made before and it was enjoyable. (Though next time we make pork, I’ll be tempted to try to replicate the mustard-sherry sauce from the Wildwood.) It was the risotto that I was anxious to try because just reading the recipe made me hungry. Unfortunately, we got a little carried away with the quantity of squash and because we added so much to the risotto, the rice was a little undercooked. But that didn’t detract from the ginger’s ability to shine through from the depths of the dish.

Altogether, these two recipes made enough to feed two of us for three meals and still that pales in comparison to the Sandwich of Sin.

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