Hot or Not? Fancy Fast Food

Look at the photo — doesn't that look like little plates of fancy appetizers or tapas? Well, look again. They are actually little bites from deconstructed and fancified White Castle burgers. In other words, Tapas de Castillo Blanco. This is one of the projects from Fancy Fast Food, a weblog that has rocketed up in popularity the last week or two as it made the rounds. We can't decide whether we think it's a brilliant commentary on recapturing our eating habits via the home kitchen, or if it's a simple glorification of junk food. What do you think?

Either way, we're fascinated by the detailed instructions and step-by-step photos on this blog, showing just how the chef takes a piece of breaded, fried, fast food, and carefully deconstructs and reconstructs it until it looks like something you would find at a nice restaurant. It seems an overdose of respect for rather less than stellar ingredients, but maybe that is part of the point.

Some other recent projects: Dao Mi Noh Chow Mein (Fancy Domino’s Pizza), and Tacobellini (Fancy Burrito Supreme).

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Related: Good Eats: How To Make Perfect French Fries

(Image: Fancy Fast Food)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.

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