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7th Dec '16 12:53:39 PM eroock
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The '''Cordon Bleugh Chef''' is a "chef" who does know how to cook but seems to be willing to [[BizarreTasteInFood combine foods that should never be used in the same dish or, in the worst cases, even in the same universe]]. If the resulting dish doesn't cause an ''[[ScrewballSerum urge to purge]]'' with just the taste, [[AlienLunch finding out what was in it surely will]]. At the very least, many of those eating will comment that it [[TastesLikeFeet tastes like something the dish has no right to be tasting like given its ingredients]].

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The '''Cordon Cordon Bleugh Chef''' Chef is a "chef" who does know how to cook but seems to be willing to [[BizarreTasteInFood combine foods that should never be used in the same dish or, in the worst cases, even in the same universe]]. If the resulting dish doesn't cause an ''[[ScrewballSerum urge to purge]]'' with just the taste, [[AlienLunch finding out what was in it surely will]]. At the very least, many of those eating will comment that it [[TastesLikeFeet tastes like something the dish has no right to be tasting like given its ingredients]].
7th Dec '16 10:21:42 AM RollFizzlebeef
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In "The Eleventh Hour", after giving up on nearly every other food combination following his completely altered taste buds, the Doctor settles on the combination of fish fingers...and custard, which several sources state tastes quite good.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In "The Eleventh Hour", after giving up on nearly every other food combination following his completely altered taste buds, the Doctor settles on the combination of fish fingers...and custard, which several sources state tastes quite good.good
**Served Fish Fingers and Custard at a party once, the reception was overwhelmingly positive. So, perhaps a subversion?
**While this is more focused on the food and not the chef, on Satellite Five in "The Long Game" (Season 1, Episode 7), Rose hands Adam a slushie-type ice drink that is apparently beef-flavored.
20th Nov '16 7:21:58 PM Geoduck
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* In Creator/PatrickMcManus's humorous outdoor stories, he speaks on occasion of "Whatcha-Got Stew" which is concocted in hunting camps using whatever random ingredients which can be scrounged together at short notice. Just ''looking'' at the result isn't particularly safe, much less eating it.
5th Nov '16 5:33:18 PM nombretomado
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** Since Americans would be much less likely to show revulsion from it (particularly if familiar with tofu-based vegan ice cream), Nintendo translated the item as "trout ice cream" in ''VideoGame/EarthBound''. HilariousInHindsight for fans of the game that later went on to watch IronChef.

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** Since Americans would be much less likely to show revulsion from it (particularly if familiar with tofu-based vegan ice cream), Nintendo translated the item as "trout ice cream" in ''VideoGame/EarthBound''. HilariousInHindsight for fans of the game that later went on to watch IronChef.''Series/IronChef''.



* When Series/AceofCakes Duff Goldman was on ''IronChef America,'' the Battle he faced Michael Symon in had Chocolate and Chillis as the theme ingredients (meaning BOTH had to be used together in a dish; it could be either sweet or savory, though, no all one-or-the-other). Though mixing chocolate and chillis is an old tradition in Central America and Mexico going back to pre-Columbian times. Chilli-flavored chocolate remains fairly common in these parts.

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* When Series/AceofCakes Duff Goldman was on ''IronChef ''Series/IronChef America,'' the Battle he faced Michael Symon in had Chocolate and Chillis as the theme ingredients (meaning BOTH had to be used together in a dish; it could be either sweet or savory, though, no all one-or-the-other). Though mixing chocolate and chillis is an old tradition in Central America and Mexico going back to pre-Columbian times. Chilli-flavored chocolate remains fairly common in these parts.
3rd Nov '16 1:41:53 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* With the "Survival" skill in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', you can concoct food from such lovely ingredients as mutant flies, mutant ants, mutant goats, and whatever 200-year-old TV dinners you can find. Not only that, but in the DLC ''Dead Money'', you can get a recipe for a "Sierra Madre Martini", made from mixing mashed-up potato chips with toxic residue in a ''rusty'' tin can. Bottoms up!

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* With the "Survival" skill in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', you can concoct food from such lovely ingredients as mutant flies, flies (Bloatfly sliders), mutant ants, ants (Fire ant fricassée), mutant goats, goats (Bighorner steaks), and whatever 200-year-old TV dinners you can find. Not only that, but in the DLC ''Dead Money'', you can get a recipe for a "Sierra Madre Martini", made from mixing mashed-up potato chips with toxic residue in a ''rusty'' tin can. Bottoms up!
31st Oct '16 6:37:03 AM WillBGood
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-->'''Letitia''': Well, I put a bit of taramasalata in there as well.

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-->'''Letitia''': Well, I put a bit of taramasalata [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taramasalata taramasalata]] in there as well.
31st Oct '16 4:30:26 AM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In "Scenes From The Class Struggle In Springfield", Mr. Burns bakes a cake as a welcoming gift for Homer and his family into the country club. Smithers eats some, and is less than enthralled.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In "Scenes From The from the Class Struggle In in Springfield", Mr. Burns bakes a cake as a welcoming gift for Homer and his family into the country club. Smithers eats some, and is less than enthralled.
22nd Oct '16 4:53:57 PM Monolaf317
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** Arthur's grandmother (who is Arthur's dad's mother) is usually this as well, and only Buster, who has an iron-clad stomach, would eat the cookies she made for the bake sale. Perhaps Mr. Reed learned to cook early on because of this.

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** Arthur's grandmother (who is Arthur's dad's mother) is usually this as well, and only Buster, who has an iron-clad stomach, would eat the cookies she made for the bake sale. Perhaps Mr. Reed Read learned to cook early on because of this.



16th Oct '16 3:30:52 PM frogpatrol
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The Cordon Bleugh Chef is a "chef" who does know how to cook but seems to be willing to [[BizarreTasteInFood combine foods that should never be used in the same dish or, in the worst cases, even in the same universe]]. If the resulting dish doesn't cause an ''[[ScrewballSerum urge to purge]]'' with just the taste, [[AlienLunch finding out what was in it surely will]]. At the very least, many of those eating will comment that it [[TastesLikeFeet tastes like something the dish has no right to be tasting like given its ingredients]].

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The Cordon '''Cordon Bleugh Chef Chef''' is a "chef" who does know how to cook but seems to be willing to [[BizarreTasteInFood combine foods that should never be used in the same dish or, in the worst cases, even in the same universe]]. If the resulting dish doesn't cause an ''[[ScrewballSerum urge to purge]]'' with just the taste, [[AlienLunch finding out what was in it surely will]]. At the very least, many of those eating will comment that it [[TastesLikeFeet tastes like something the dish has no right to be tasting like given its ingredients]].
6th Oct '16 3:07:11 PM StFan
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* British comedian Peter Cook played a fictional character, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Streeb-Greebling Arthur Streeb-Greebling]], the proprietor of "The Frog and Peach" restaurant featuring two specialty items: "Frog à la Peche" and "Peche à la Frog" -- nauseating and positively revolting, respectively.
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* ComicBook/GastonLagaffe is sometimes this. One example of his culinary experiments was something like sardines with whipped cream.
** His signature recipe, the strawberry cod, is apparently good but the cooking odors are obnoxious.

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* ComicBook/GastonLagaffe is sometimes this. One example of his culinary experiments was something like sardines with whipped cream.
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cream. His signature recipe, the strawberry cod, is apparently good but the cooking odors are obnoxious.



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* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}''
** In one strip, Jon can't figure out how to get the meatloaf inside the danish...
** In another, he made Garfield wienie gelatin. After Garfield ate it, he said his mouth liked it, but his stomach was still trying to make up its mind.
** In one strip Irma gives Garfield and Jon what looks like ice cream cones? It's actually scoops of mashed potatoes in cones.
* Andy from ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' is a perfectly competent cook, but she constantly insists on making [[IfItTastesBadItMustBeGoodForYou "healthy"]] dishes that always end up inedible.
** Andy has actually lowered her family's expectations to the point that in one strip, Roger tastes the contents of a pot on the stove and gushes about how much better than her normal cooking it is, begging to know what he just tasted. It turns out to be grout for the cracks in the driveway-and also a [[ExiledToTheCouch ticket to the couch]] for Roger.
* In some early strips of ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'', Elly makes casseroles that fit this trope, most notably [[http://community.livejournal.com/binky_betsy/533871.html a version of Shepherd's Pie made with sliced hot dogs]]. According to her, her mother Marian was even worse.
* Filipino comic ''ComicStrip/PugadBaboy'' has Mang Dagul who works at a hotel as a chef and tries to cook "exotic" dishes for his clients and his family.
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* Cliff Huxtable on an early episode of ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' is shown cooking exotic dishes for his family which taste great, but then he horrifies them by telling them the ingredients. Theo makes a peanut butter, mint jelly, liverwurst and onion sandwich, just so he can eat something with familiar ingredients.
-->'''Claire''': What is it, chicken?
-->'''Cliff''': Nope.
-->'''Claire''': Well, it's not veal.
-->'''Cliff''': No, no.
-->'''Claire''': Lamb.
-->'''Cliff''': Wrong! See, I was in bazaars, and I saw this jar had green sauce and I picked it up. You know, the International Gourmet? And it was "'''Sliced Turtle's Feet'''".
-->''(Claire wipes her mouth, takes a drink of water & gets up from the table)''
-->'''Cliff''': You want some crackers? '''(Claire shakes her head no)''' Well, where you going?
-->'''Claire''': I'm going upstairs. I'm gonna get some of Theo's sandwich.
** Later in the ep, he makes them a stew flavored with cow tongue and shows it to them. Rudy nearly bolts.
*** Which actually qualifies more as a food dissonance/"ForeignQueasine"-type moment, since stewed beef tongue (using tongue that's been boiled and peeled, mind) is a common dish in Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine.

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* ''Series/TheCosbyShow'':
**
Cliff Huxtable on an early episode of ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' is shown cooking exotic dishes for his family which taste great, but then he horrifies them by telling them the ingredients. Theo makes a peanut butter, mint jelly, liverwurst and onion sandwich, just so he can eat something with familiar ingredients.
-->'''Claire''': --->'''Claire:''' What is it, chicken?
-->'''Cliff''': Nope.
-->'''Claire''':
chicken?\\
'''Cliff:''' Nope.\\
'''Claire:'''
Well, it's not veal.
-->'''Cliff''':
veal.\\
'''Cliff:'''
No, no.
-->'''Claire''': Lamb.
-->'''Cliff''':
no.\\
'''Claire:''' Lamb.\\
'''Cliff:'''
Wrong! See, I was in bazaars, and I saw this jar had green sauce and I picked it up. You know, the International Gourmet? And it was "'''Sliced Turtle's Feet'''".
-->''(Claire
Feet'''".\\
''[Claire
wipes her mouth, takes a drink of water & and gets up from the table)''
-->'''Cliff''':
table]''\\
'''Cliff''':
You want some crackers? '''(Claire ''[Claire shakes her head no)''' no]'' Well, where you going?
-->'''Claire''':
going?\\
'''Claire:'''
I'm going upstairs. I'm gonna get some of Theo's sandwich.
** Later in the ep, he makes them a stew flavored with cow tongue and shows it to them. Rudy nearly bolts.
***
bolts. Which actually qualifies more as a food dissonance/"ForeignQueasine"-type moment, since stewed beef tongue (using tongue that's been boiled and peeled, mind) is a common dish in Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine.



-->'''Carl''': (after tasting the garlic cookies) Congratulations, Jean-Lou. You've just invented the Bad Breath Cookies.

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-->'''Carl''': (after -->'''Carl:''' ''[after tasting the garlic cookies) cookies]'' Congratulations, Jean-Lou. You've just invented the Bad Breath Cookies.



* On ''Series/HellsKitchen'', some of the contestants signature dishes fall into this (Seth's rattatouile with honey), but one of the worst was "Matt's Exotic Tartar". All that needs to be said is that ''white chocolate'' was one of the ingredients and it was one of the few signature dishes that actually made Gordon Ramsay throw up.

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* On ''Series/HellsKitchen'', some ''Series/HellsKitchen'':
** Some
of the contestants signature dishes fall into this (Seth's rattatouile with honey), but one of the worst was "Matt's Exotic Tartar". All that needs to be said is that ''white chocolate'' was one of the ingredients and it was one of the few signature dishes that actually made Gordon Ramsay throw up.



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* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}''
** In one strip, Jon can't figure out how to get the meatloaf inside the danish...
** In another, he made Garfield wienie gelatin. After Garfield ate it, he said his mouth liked it, but his stomach was still trying to make up its mind.
** In one strip Irma gives Garfield and Jon what looks like ice cream cones? It's actually scoops of mashed potatoes in cones.
* Andy from ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' is a perfectly competent cook, but she constantly insists on making [[IfItTastesBadItMustBeGoodForYou "healthy"]] dishes that always end up inedible.
** Andy has actually lowered her family's expectations to the point that in one strip, Roger tastes the contents of a pot on the stove and gushes about how much better than her normal cooking it is, begging to know what he just tasted. It turns out to be grout for the cracks in the driveway-and also a [[ExiledToTheCouch ticket to the couch]] for Roger.
* In some early strips of ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'', Elly makes casseroles that fit this trope, most notably [[http://community.livejournal.com/binky_betsy/533871.html a version of Shepherd's Pie made with sliced hot dogs]]. According to her, her mother Marian was even worse.
* Filipino comic ''ComicStrip/PugadBaboy'' has Mang Dagul who works at a hotel as a chef and tries to cook "exotic" dishes for his clients and his family.
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* British comedian Peter Cook played a fictional character, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Streeb-Greebling Arthur Streeb-Greebling]], the proprietor of "The Frog and Peach" restaurant featuring two specialty items: "Frog à la Peche" and "Peche à la Frog" -- nauseating and positively revolting, respectively.
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-->'''Singer''': Do you like [Food A]? Yes I do! Yes I do!
-->'''Child''': (nods enthusiastically)
-->'''Singer''': Do you like [Food B]? Yes I do! Yes I do!
-->'''Child''': (licks his or her lips)
-->'''Singer''': Do you like [Food A] [Food B]? No! Yucky!
-->'''Child''': (makes a disgusted face)

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-->'''Singer''': -->'''Singer:''' Do you like [Food A]? Yes I do! Yes I do!
-->'''Child''': (nods enthusiastically)
-->'''Singer''':
do!\\
''[Child nods enthusiastically]''\\
'''Singer:'''
Do you like [Food B]? Yes I do! Yes I do!
-->'''Child''': (licks
do!\\
''[Child licks
his or her lips)
-->'''Singer''':
lips]''\\
'''Singer:'''
Do you like [Food A] [Food B]? No! Yucky!
-->'''Child''': (makes
Yucky!\\
'''[Child makes
a disgusted face)face]''



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* In ''WebComic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', the Doc's mom, Mitzi, is an otherwise excellent cook, but she has a peculiar specialty in her pickled beets, which are apparently too vile to choke down even when they aren't poisoned as part of TrainingFromHell.

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* In ''WebComic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', the Doc's mom, Mitzi, is an otherwise excellent cook, but she has a peculiar specialty in her pickled beets, which are apparently too vile to choke down even when they aren't poisoned as part of TrainingFromHell.



* [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo Shaggy and Scooby-Doo]], but only because they love food like this. If they had to cook for someone else, they would probably spare them from eating something like chocolate-covered eggplant burgers (with hot sauce!).
-->'''Velma''': Yech! His stomach must be made of scrap iron!
-->'''Shaggy:''' Can I help it if my first toy was a garbage disposal?

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* [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'': Shaggy and Scooby-Doo]], Scooby-Doo, but only because they love food like this. If they had to cook for someone else, they would probably spare them from eating something like chocolate-covered eggplant burgers (with hot sauce!).
-->'''Velma''': -->'''Velma:''' Yech! His stomach must be made of scrap iron!
-->'''Shaggy:'''
iron!\\
'''Shaggy:'''
Can I help it if my first toy was a garbage disposal?



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gasp}}'', Gasp attempts to create a unique new cupcake flavour in order to win a new stove in a competition. His attempts include chocolate and fish flake, and apricot jam and liver.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gasp}}'', ''Gasp'', Gasp attempts to create a unique new cupcake flavour flavor in order to win a new stove in a competition. His attempts include chocolate and fish flake, and apricot jam and liver.
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