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Instagram Chef Turns Junk Food Into High-End Cuisine

At first, these fantastic plates of food look like they belong in some luxurious award-winning fine-dining restaurant. But if you look carefully, you’ll notice that that may not be the case: they’re completely made out of nothing but junk food.

Instagram chef Jacques La Merde (which translates literally to “James The Shit”) has turned into an internet sensation. By simply preparing/plating typical everyday items (mainly junk food) in a skillful and creative way, with the final product looking like something that just got out of Gordon Ramsay’s kitchen, Chef La Merde is revolutionizing (and apparently winning) the culinary world. The account has over 142k followers so far.

Take a look at some examples of how the no Michelin star chef transforms the world’s favorite junk food into fancy, high-end cuisine.

1 – Vachon Billot Log Over Boyson Berry Yogurt

Vachon Billot Log over Boyson Berry Yogurt with slaps of orange Snack Pack, Likorish Two Ways, Coolwhip Paraphephenalia, Banana Nerds and crushed up chocolate Teddy Grahams

2 – Chef Boyardee Jumbo Spaghetti And Meatballs

1/3 of a can of Chef Boyardee Jumbo Spaghetti and meatballs mounded into a pile and topped with shards of Old El Paso Stand and Stuff taco shells

3 – “Swedish Fish” Ceviche With Banana Berry Minions Cereal

“Swedish Fish” ceviche using green Mexican Gatorade, and then added limited-edition Banana Berry Minions cereal, Mini Eggs, sorted on a blue frosting

4 – Kraft Handi-Snack With Kale Chips

Kraft Handi-Snack with kale Chips, ranch corn nuts, Yves Meatless Bologna and a Strub’s pickle, with Thousand Island dressing

5 – Bugs On A Stick

Craisins (bugs), Cheez Whiz and celery (stick), paired with celery soda caviar, Graham Cracker soil, canola oil powder, and kale shreds

6 – Raspberry Poptart With Vanilla Snack Pack Pudding

Raspberry Poptart parfait with vanilla Snack Pack pudding, and Grape Crush-scented gel with Mike and Ikes, Cry Baby candies and Mentos Fruit

7 – “The Hungry Man Dinner”

The title is pretty self-explanatory

8 – Hay Baked Hot Pockets

Hay Baked Hot Pockets with Hidden Valley bacon ranch spheres and a purée of Zoodles (whole wheat)

9 – Spam Torchon With Fuzzy Peaches

Spam Torchon with fuzzy peaches, white cheese balls, and nuts with local greens

10 – Chef Boyardee Beef Ravioli

Chef Boyardee beef ravioli, shards of Triscuit Cracker, and a Miracle Whip crema

11 – Hostess Cupcake With Rainbow Dunk-A-Roos

Hostess cupcake with Rainbow Dunk-A-Roos, yogurt raisins, some Nibz, and Starbucks mocha frap caviar, tiny mint and a piece of Fancy Moss

12 – Spicy Beef N’ Bean Burrito

Microwaved Spicy Beef N’ Bean Burrito, beef jerky, wishbone Caesar crema, and lemon-lime Gatorade spheres, finished with zesty cheese Doritos soil

13 – Dunkin’ Munchkins And Snickers

Dunkin’ Donuts Munchkins, Birthday Cake Oreo soil, Snickers haché, shamrock shake gel, and Moosetracks ice cream quenelle

14 – Hawaiian Bagel Bites And Cheetos

Hawaiian Bagel Bites, Cheetos, baby carrot and ranch purée, vegetables and chipotle oil

15 – Filet-O-Fish Value Meal

Filet-O-Fish with French fry purée, tartar sauce spheres, and coleslaw ash

16 – Pogos With Spongebob Squarepants Zoodles

A duo of Pogos with marble cheese slices, honey ham rosettes, Spongebob Squarepants Zoodles and yellow mustard

17 – Gummi Dinos And Creamsicles

Gummi dinosaurs and purple GO-GURT crema with chopped Creamsicle and Powerade gel

18 – Jimmy Dean Sausage With Fritos Hoops

Jimmy Dean sausage with canned spring vegetables, French’s mustard, Fritos Hoops and pistachio soil, with a shot of fermented lake Michigan water and nutritional yeast rim

19 – Jalapeño Poppers

Jalapeño poppers, pepperoni stick brunoise, Big Y macaroni salad, Goldfish gravel, and Nomiku egg yolk

Image credits: @chefjacqueslamerde via Instagram

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Written by Ricky Spanish

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