Chef Jaques La Merde is a culinary force to be reckoned with on Instagram.
This faceless food virtuoso has plated amazing and elegant delights that are a feast for the eyes.
We quite honestly find ourselves salivating and vicariously sitting down to each five-star dish on his account. (Ask the accounts 117,000+ followers. The numbers certainly don’t lie.)
And oh yeah, Chef Jacques La Merde is absolutely, positively, 100% fictional. (If the French surname didn’t tip you off… ) Oh, and all these exquisite dishes are made entirely out of either junk food, fast food, processed food, or candy.
LETS BE REAL BROS, OUR BRUNCH GAME HAS BEEN SLIDIN LATELY. OUR NY RESOLUTION WAS TO TAKE IT *BACK 2 BASICS* AND FOCUS ON WUT WE DO BEST!!!! U KNO IT BROS, BASICALLY WE’RE GOIN TO BE REPLICATING THE ENTIRE MCDONALDS MENU AND THEN PUTTIN AN EGG ON IT!!! YASSSSS!!!! THIS IS A GIANT HASH BROWN ROMANCED W/ PORK BELLY BRAISED IN NUGGET SAUCE, AMERICAN CHEESE, COCKTAIL ONIONS, CELERY LEAFS, SPECIAL SAUCE HOLLANDAISE, @eatnomiku YOLK AND COFFEE SALT!!!! #brunchgamestrong #macdonalds #imlovinit #specialsauce #nomiku #hashbrowndowntown #tweezers #negativespace #tinyleafs #fourmagazine #theartofplating #gastroart #chefsofig #brunchlyfe
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Now, before the description in the above Insta-post horrifies your finely-tuned tastebuds, allow us to give you the lowdown on this Instagram account.
The mastermind behind Chef Jacques La Merde is none other than Christine Flynn, executive chef at Toronto’s IQ Food Co. She later revealed her identity on Bon Apetit.
“… /it was a no-brainer to combine all three (food, art, and irony) in an Instagram account where a bumbling, slightly hysterical chef makes “fine-dining” food with low-brow ingredients and lovingly points out some of the more ridiculous norms of current dining trends,” she writes. “When people ask me why I started the account I’m at a loss. I thought it would be funny. That’s all.”
RELATIONSHIP UPDATE BROS!!! STILL SINGLE!!! THIS SPEC IS INSPIRED BY MY LATEST TINDER MATCH WHO APPRNTLY DIDN’T APPRECIATE GETTING ICED ON THE FIRST DATE. PAT WHY DID U SAY U WERE GOIN TO THE BATHROOM IF U WERE JUST NEVER GOIN 2 COME BACK?!!!!! ARRGHHHH!!!! YO I KNO THE RITE PERSON IS OUT THERE 4 ME BROS, SO IF U LUV SMIRNOFF ICE, STYX AND PRO WRESTLIN PLZ SWIPE RITE WHEN U SEE ME!!!! SMIRNOFF ICE TWO WAYS, VACHON PASSION FLAKIE SNACK CAKE SHARDS, FUNFETTI FROSTING, GOLDEN OREO EARTH, MACEDOINE OF STRAWBERRY STARBURST, SINGLE YOGURT COVERED PRETZEL!!!! YO PS U HAVE ALL ALSO JUST BEEN ICED!!!! YAAASSSS!!!! #getdownononeknee #smirnoffice #nextlevelicing #theartofplating #gastroart #plateswagger #chefswhobro #soigné #yogurtpretzel #smirnofficeair #moleculargastronomy #macedoine #tweezer #negativespace #passionflakie #cheflife #singlecheflife #pastrychefsofig #ihidtherestonjosesgmstation
“No deeper meaning, no hidden agendas other than making people laugh and carving out a small spot on the internet where I could just be a giant goofball.”
— Bon Appetit Magazine (@bonappetit) January 29, 2016