The recent popularity of t.v. shows associated with fine dining and haute gastronomy have resulted in a surge of Instagram foodies (instafoodies?) who insist on detailing every meal they eat on their favorite photo-sharing app. And while looking at food porn is always fun, Chef Jacques la Merde is upping the ante with his unique take on haute cuisine. The hilarious account posts images of junk food plated up in creative and highly stylized ways. If “eating with your eyes” was a real thing, we’d be half full already!
SEE YA LATER TORONTO!!!! BACK IN CAPESIDE AND READY 2 GET UPPER NEXT LEVEL W/ A SICK SPEC I CALL "THE ENCHANTED MEAT LABYRINTH"!!!! RENEGOTIATED SUBWAY COLD CUT TRIO SUB ON HARVEST CHEDDAR BREAD, KRAFT FRENCH DRESSING FOUNDATION, HARVEST CHEDDAR SUNCHIP CROUSTILLANT!!!! #homeiswherejoseis #soigné #tweezers #foodporn #plateswagger #theartofplating #gastroart #newnewnordic #uppernextlevel #coldcuttrio #doubleharvestcheddar #subwayallday #thatsnotrosemary #itsbrosemary
Using an arsenal of cheap ingredients like Pop-Tarts, Filet-O-Fish, Hot Pockets, Corndogs, Oreos and even Mentos, the chef creates visual masterpieces that would truly delight any of the chef judges on those reality cooking shows.
YO BROS IF U WANT 2 BE NEXT LEVEL U GOTTA FORGET UR BECHAMEL, UR ESPAGNOLE AND ALL UR MOTHER SAUCES BC ALL U NEED IS GUY FIERIS CAROLINA NO. 6 MOP N SLOP BBQ SAUCE!!! FT HERE W/ CANNED CORNED BEEF, CRINKLE CUT FRIES, BABY CORN, LITTLE GEM AND STRING CHEESE TIED INTO TINY KNOTS !!!! JALAPEÑO PRINGLES TUILE!!! #nextlevel #seeyalaterveloute #bbq #gastroart #theartofplating #plateswagger #chefsofig #getreal #truecooks #cheflife #mopnslop
But the beautifully plated dishes are only half the story. The chef’s captions probably take the cake for marrying the highbrow with the hilarious. Some of these captions will really make you laugh out loud. One of our favorites was: BROS BROS BROS!!!! HOLLA AT US IF UR LOOKING TO GET THE MEAT SWEATS 2NITE!!! THIS IS A DUO OF POGOS W/ MARBLE CHEEZE SLICES, HONEY HAM ROSETTES, SPONGEBOB SQRPANTS ZOODLES AND MUSTARD TEARS!!!! Which was accompanied by the image of a dramatically plated corndog.
HAPPY HUMP DAY BROS! GRAB UR SOMBRERO AND GET DOWN HERE FOR SOME SOUTH OF THE BORDER INSPIRED FOOD !!! MICROWAVED SPICY BEEF N' BEAN BURRITO, BEEF JERKY, WISHBONE CAESAR CREMA AND LEMON LIME GATORADE SPHERES FOR A HIT OF ACIDITY. YES, THAT IS ZESTY CHEESE DORITOS SOIL AND U R WELCOME HOMBRES!!!!! #foodporn #instafood #instagood #finedining #gastroart #hipsterfoodies #theartofplating #foodstagram #chefsofig #cheflife #wildchefs #oleoleole
Unfortunately, the world doesn’t know who this witty chef is. Jacques la Merde is simply a pseudonym (roughly translating as Jack Shit), though an undeniably hilariously one if the 66,000+ followers are anything to go by. We’ll be waiting for this guy’s cook book!