Food Gone Wrong

Kanye Wurst

Kanye Wurst courtesy of Food’lebrities

Food can be funny.
Cake Wrecks tapped into this big time. Documenting the sad, silly, creepy, and inappropriate from the world of professional baking, the Cake Wrecks blog has more than one million followers on Twitter and was turned into a bestselling book.

Cake Wrecks is not alone out there.
Following are some of my favorite internet sites documenting the entertainment value of food.

TasteStopping is subtitled Feasting on Seconds. Home to the fuzzily focused and the poorly lit, the crumbly and the goopy, TasteStopping features unflattering posts that have been “rejected, declined or otherwise spurned” by Tastespotting, FoodGawker, PhotoGrazing, and other food photography sites.

Food Network Humor invites you to “Cook with them. Laugh with us.” It satirizes and parodies the ripe-for-parody-and-satire shows and stars of television’s Food Network. “Sandra Lee’s Kwanzaa cake? Ina Garten’s endless circle of gay-only friends? Giada’s hideous over-enunciations of every Italian word?” Food Network Humor takes spot-on potshots and deflates egos with the affection of a true fan.

The Museum of Food Anomalies calls itself an online exhibition of the Art of Regular Food Gone Horribly Wrong. With categories like Creepy Creatures, Conjoined, Religious Artifacts, and the catch-all Indescribable, this is where you’ll see the Virgin Mary banana chip, carrots shaped like human feet, and a smiley face calzone.

Food’lebrities combines celebrity names with food terms and images to create hybrid puns. Rieseling Witherspoon, Chive Owen, Jack Pickleson, Papaya Angelou, Nicoleslaw Kidman- the puns can be silly, tortured, esoteric, or inspired- and indescribably funny.
But don’t just take my word for it. Check out some of these sites for yourself; and send along any favorites of your own.

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7 Responses to Food Gone Wrong

  1. Bev says:

    How can one NOT be curious with a title that says “Food Gone Wrong!” Glad I clicked in and joined in the fun! Thanks for sharing, I needed that!

  2. your article turned out to be a informative read though! Thanks

  3. A great idea for future recipes this. Thank you for sharing it. Have you noticed how so many people appear to be cooking again? I wonder if the lack of funds due to the current climate has something to do with it and we all appear to be cooking again! its great!

  4. Brad says:

    Thanks for the info, it was great to get cool food stuff other than a recipe since I read so many. I appreciate the comic relief keep it coming!

  5. Thank you so much for including TasteStopping in this illustrious group! Just goes to show, it’s fun to have fun with our food. I have a great time when I visit any of the sites you have listed here. Thanks again.

    Best,
    Casey
    Editor

  6. Lisa says:

    This was funny. It gave me a laugh.

  7. Found you through Foodbuzz/.. really fun post, made me smile.. I’ll drop by often!

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