Monday, December 8, 2008

The Worst Foodie Blogger EVER!

I am officially the worst food blogger ever. It’s almost two weeks after Thanksgiving and I haven’t written about my Grammy’s amazing pumpkin chiffon pie, told you how my fennel casserole was a dud, or shown you the photo of my Turkey Day plate. You should either assume that Thanksgiving is so holy to me that I can’t spend a minute of the weekend (or following weeks) online writing or that I have been communing with my new kitchen and will eventually post all the amazing recipes I am cooking.

With that said, I am still not going to write about Thanksgiving today. I am going to write about something that made me laugh out loud – Whopper Virgins! Burger King’s latest and great marketing stunt was to send a team of documentary film producers around the world to find Whopper Virgins, people who had never experienced a Whopper or a hamburger before. They then did a un-biased taste test to determine which was better the Big Mac or the Whopper.

As you may or may not be able to imagine, this set off a wave of bloggers (here, and here, and here and here) complaining about everything from how they exploited the people they were interviewing to how the campaign is offensive to virgins everywhere. You can be the judge for yourself, since the video was finally released this weekend.

Personally, I enjoyed it. What I enjoyed most was how difficult people found the burger to eat. What we take for granted, they couldn’t figure out. Do I use a fork? Do I eat the bun first? Who knows!

In any case, however unhealthy is it, the burger is one of God’s greatest gifts to man (in my mind) and I am all for sharing it with anyone and everyone. Personally, if I was going to go around the would to introduce people to the hamburger, I wouldn’t have taken the Whopper OR the Big Mac, in fact I do believe I am both a Whopper Virgin and a Big Mac Virgin. No, I would have taken all those people one of the burgers from the Shake Shack in New York City’s Madison Square Park. It is in my mind, the best burger in the world, and believe me, I have tried a few!