Take a look at the beautifully arranged meals below. Like edible works of art, they were created by the hand of a chef. Just by looking at them, you can tell they”re probably pretty costly. They must be made from top-of-the-line ingredients of the finest quality…right?
These food arrangements are actually composed of foods you might never eat, but not because they”re too fancy. Each plate you see here is filled with the over-processed, unhealthy crud you can find in any vending machine or gas station. They”re just carefully arranged to look like something from a high-end dining establishment.
This ongoing project was created by Instagrammer Jacques LaMerde, who takes all the food you”d never want your kids eating and dresses it up with artsy arrangements and garnishes (including nonsensical ingredients like moss). LaMerde does this as a send-up of foodie culture. Pop-Tart parfait? Powerade gel? A sprinkling of Mike and Ikes to finish off a plate? It”s all there.
Before it”s plated, the food (if you can call it that) is flash frozen, and then arranged with tweezers for that perfect finish. The result is obviously a satire of the tiny portions and ridiculous prices of the upscale restaurant and celebrity chef culture. As is the name Jacques LaMerde, which sounds fancy by way of being French, but actually translates to “Jacques the Shit.”
It”s amazing that with a little tweak of the presentation, Cheetos and pork rinds actually look almost appetizing. You can see tons more of this well-plated garbage on Jacques LaMerde”s Instagram.