I think one of the best jobs ever would be a food critic. You go to restaurants, your company pays for it, and you try all kinds of interesting food, then review it. Unfortunately, most of us will never get that job, so I’m starting a series where we get to be a virtual food critic. I know, it’s not nearly the same, because you don’t get to eat the food. But it can still be fun. Plus, if we discover a new dish that sounds awesome, maybe we’ll try it at one of our next “Adventures in Eating” nights (also called “Buffet o’ Bacon”, though not necessarily limited to bacon). And maybe we’ll invite all the regular readers here to these events (as we have been discussing).
Here’s how this new series will work: I’ll post a picture of some dish, and then we discuss it. If that doesn’t sound interesting, give it a chance. I’ve been involved in numerous food-related discussions with the Buffet o’ Blog staff that were a lot of fun, and we’ve come up with many good ideas.
One limitation with these pictures is that there may not be a recipe included, so sometimes we will have to guess at the actual ingredients. But if we aren’t sure what it is, we can always make substitutions (like switching bacon for an unknown meat or replacing non-potato vegetables with cheese).
In your analysis of the featured food dish, you can rate it from 1 to 10 (or any comparable scale), you can specify which ingredients / sides should be removed as well as which ones should be added, and you can explain why a particular dish would be awesome or horrendous. And remember this is a humor site, so don’t get burdened down in seriousness. This is supposed to be fun. So don’t be afraid to get extreme or go way over the top in suggested improvements.
I’ll start this new series with something we’re all familiar with — a cheeseburger. But to me, something about this burger just isn’t quite right. What do you think about it, and what should be changed on it?
(The future entries will all be filed under the category of “food critic“.)