Proving that impressive plating up doesn't require Beluga caviar and gold leaf, an anonymous chef is crafting meticulously styled dishes with nothing but supermarket and fast food chain ingredients. A slap in the face to anyone guilty of putting Persian fairy floss and Himalayan rock salt on their weekly shopping list and the thousands who broadcast their fancy restaurant meals on Instagram, Chef Jacques la Merde is pioneering an entirely new food movement using ingredients with somewhat dubious provenance.
In his shopping trolley? Doritos, Pop Tarts, Babybel cheese (remember those?), Mentos, 'gas station muffins', Fruit Loops and peanut butter Drumsticks. One of his stand-out dishes is a 'renegotiated Subway cold cut trio sub', featuring rolled up slices of Devon, chips and iceberg lettuce. Not a fan of processed meat? La Merde somehow manages to make it look worthy of Michelin stars.
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Follow @chefjacqueslamerde to see all his handiwork to date, but don't expect to try any of his creations anytime soon: Jacques Le Merde is a pseudonym roughly translating to Jack Shit (this guy's clever) and his real identity is unknown. Who knows - he might not even be a qualified chef.
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