TWO GRAPHIC DESIGNERS from France have recently begun to generate internet buzz with their burger creations.
What started as a random lunch project one afternoon slowly evolved into the website Fat & Furious Burger. Creators Thomas and Quentin said it was just chance they decided to take a picture of one of their “meals” and put it online, and the rest is history.
“We were so bored of random food at lunch, so we started cooking together,” they explained in an email to Business Insider. “It soon became a kind of a ritual: improvising and experimenting new ways of cooking a burger.”
The pair are inspired by everyday headlines and recent events, as evidenced by their recent homage to Neil Armstrong after the great astronaut’s passing. The all-white burger, in a sesame-seed sky, was topped with coconut shavings. “Though it wasn’t exactly tasty, it was the first of our burgers that really looked like something different, and something you wouldn’t normally eat,” they said.
Most recently, they celebrated the 50th anniversary of the James Bond films by creating a burger for the occasion. “It’s name is Bun. James Bun,” the pair said of the collaboration with Fricote magazine.
Quentin and Thomas said they planned to team up with many more restaurants and magazines while continuing to imagine — and consume — new, wilder creations. As for where they see the project evolving? “Hopefully not to obesity,” they joked.
Here are some of their creations:
Go Green BurgerDyed cream cheese with wasabi, marinated chicken in lime and green dye, as well as cucumber and fresh mint.
Heatwave BurgerSteak, pickles, lettuce, fried onions, cheddar cheese on an ice-cream cone.
Hawaiian BurgerRoasted pineapple wedges, sirloin pork caramelised in pineapple juices and spices, melted cheddar, top of a pineapple.
Bun, James Bun.Gold tinfoil-wrapped buns, quail eggs, letuce, creme fraiche, mini-octopi.
Crabzilla"Eat it before it eats you!": Crab meat, lemon, mango, oranges, lettuce, tomatoes.
Fricocotte BurgerNest of spinach, small burger, egg yolk - "floating bun" Photoshopped in.
Halloween BrrrrgeurBeef, baby corn, pickles, Tabasco sauce.
Yin and Yang BurgerGrilled bacon, steak, roasted peppers on one side; grilled chicken, goat cheese, apple slices, olive oil on other.
Neil Armstrong BurgerMushrooms, pear, cream cheese, coconut dust... and sesame seeds for the surrounding galaxy.