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15th Mar '16 5:19:21 PM LadyJafaria
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* In ''Literature/TheToughGuideToFantasyland'', Stew. It doesn't necessarily taste ''bad'', but its main qualities are that you can't, at least not very easily, tell what's in it, and that it's so ubiquitous that you will get incredibly tired of eating it. To the point where the entry for "Food" reads "1. See STEW."
14th Mar '16 2:51:32 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/BetterOffDead'', the mother is spooning grey-green goo (with raisins!) directly onto Lane's plate. He pokes it with his fork and it crawls away.
5th Mar '16 3:16:02 PM thatother1dude
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* The classic "Chinese" dish (well... it was invented in San Francisco, California, by Chinese Americans, so its ''sort of'' Chinese) widely known as "Chow Mein" started as this: originally, it was a half-dozen different left-overs thrown together in a pot and served.

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* The classic "Chinese" (actually Chinese-American) dish (well... it was invented in San Francisco, California, by Chinese Americans, so its ''sort of'' Chinese) widely known as "Chow Mein" started as this: originally, it was a half-dozen different left-overs thrown together in a pot and served.
5th Mar '16 3:06:38 PM thatother1dude
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It could take several forms - maybe it's collapsed into an indistinct brown or grey glop in a bowl. It would be a misshapen mound that vaguely looks like a cake. Random tentacles and [[EyesDoNotBelongThere eyes]] could be mixed in. If it's a cake, expect the decorations to be something out of the wildest imagination of a NightmareFetishist (whether or not the cook is actually one). The appearance of the dish is no indication of its taste, and the most common outcome of this trope is that the food is actually delicious. Those wary of the dish at first may even find it OrgasmicallyDelicious when they screw up the courage to try it.

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It could take several forms - maybe it's collapsed into an indistinct brown or grey glop in a bowl. It would be a misshapen mound that vaguely looks like a cake. Random tentacles and [[EyesDoNotBelongThere eyes]] could be mixed in. If it's a cake, expect the decorations to be something out of the wildest imagination of a NightmareFetishist (whether or not the cook is actually one). The appearance of the dish is no indication of its taste, and the most common outcome of this trope is that the food is actually delicious. Those wary of the dish at first may even find it OrgasmicallyDelicious when they screw get up the courage to try it.
5th Jan '16 2:25:19 PM MarkKB
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* In the ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Legend of Korra]]'' fanfic ''FanFic/AMillionMilesOfFun'', the "[[ShoutOut Grand Slam Croquette]]" is a fritter containing boiled eggs, duck sausage, curried pork, red bean paste, and sticky rice. The description [[{{Squick}} garners a cringe]] from Ghazan.
* The soup Chef Muk cooks in the ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' fanfic ''FanFic/LegendaryGenesis'' is described as looking similar to the sludge making up her body.
* In one chapter of the ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' fanfic ''[[FanFic/StarlightSeries Alpha and Omega]]'', the cafeteria lady serves them "mushroom-and-mashed-potato-surprise". As 302 quips:
-->The only thing that gets me to eat this stuff is the knowledge that I'll never know what the 'surprise' is. If I knew, I'm sure I'd never eat it again.
** When 349 tried to rob the Chef, Jumba had to pay her double her salary to not force-feed the experiment "Last Tuesday Surprise".
** In another chapter, the food is described thusly:
-->The green stuff was rather chunky, with odd dark circles embedded in the mass. The purple stuff, on the other hand, looked hard and tough, although it was very irregularly shaped.
9th Oct '15 7:58:08 AM JoieDeCombat
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* In ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' the fairies decide to make a dress and birthday cake for Aurora. Having sworn not to do magic, they quickly start to fumble everything up. The cake is made with ''whole'' eggs (shells still on) and when decorated looks like The Leaning Tower of Piza if it were painted by Picasso. They finally decide screw it and fix everything with magic.

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* In ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' the fairies decide to make a dress and birthday cake for Aurora. Having sworn not to do magic, they quickly start to fumble everything up. The cake is made with ''whole'' eggs (shells still on) on), is (somehow) layered and when decorated iced before baking, and looks like The Leaning Tower of Piza Pisa if it were painted by Picasso. They finally decide screw it and fix everything with magic.
9th Oct '15 7:56:26 AM JoieDeCombat
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* Usagi in ''Anime/SailorMoon'' is usually just a general LethalChef producing only food that both looks and tastes awful. However in the second season she pulls off making a curry that looks literally like a mess on a plate but that actually tastes pretty good. In the third film her daughter Chibiusa makes some badly decorated cookies that taste lovely, Usagi herself in this instance does the reverse... her cookies look nice but are burnt.

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* Usagi in ''Anime/SailorMoon'' is usually just a general LethalChef producing only food that both looks and tastes awful. However in the second season she pulls off making a curry that looks literally like a mess on a plate but that actually tastes pretty good. In the third film her daughter Chibiusa makes some badly decorated cookies that taste lovely, Usagi herself in this instance does the reverse... her cookies look nice but are burnt.taste bad.
9th Oct '15 7:51:01 AM Gowan
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* In ''Literature/TheBlissBakery'', Rose sends her little brother to collect a magic ingredient. He brings her the wrong one, which looks exactly like the one she wanted, and the cookies that should have become pink and pretty turn black.
25th Sep '15 3:52:05 PM Bissek
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'''Howard Taylor:''' Oh what horrors hath been wrought by my careless pen...

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'''Howard Taylor:''' Taylor ''(After watching Smutto being cooked and eaten)'':''' Oh what horrors hath been wrought by my careless pen...
25th Sep '15 3:39:48 PM Bissek
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--->'''The Old Wolf''': I happen to like both of these things on their own, so I'm willing to take a chance, and - oh golly, that looks hideous.

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--->'''The Old Wolf''': I happen to like both of these things on their own, so I'm willing to take a chance, and - oh golly, that looks hideous.
hideous.\\
'''Howard Taylor:''' Oh what horrors hath been wrought by my careless pen...
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