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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Portlandia Cookbook Leads To Hilarious Fake Menus

Posted By on Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 1:35 AM

click to enlarge Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, the creators of Portlandia. - IFC.COM
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  • Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, the creators of Portlandia.

If you're a hipster, then you've probably already spent at least a few afternoons binge-watching the perceptive, sharp, and incredibly funny satire that is Portlandia. The Peabody-winning comedy spends its seasons gleefully mocking hipsters, punks, hippies, foodies, and anyone else who thinks they know a little bit more than you, and usually, if you're in on the joke, you're also probably the butt of the joke

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, the creators and stars of Portlandia, have already written a pair of books based on the show, Portlandia: A Guide For Visitors and The Portlandia Activity Book. The duo's latest effort, The Portlandia Cookbook: Cook Like A Local is more gastronomically focused, and has lead to the creation of a promotional website that lends Portlandia's satirical touch to restaurant menus. Here's a great example:

click to enlarge PORTLANDIACOOKBOOK.COM
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Everytime you refresh the page, a new menu pops up, with different Enders, Mains, Entrees, and Tiny Plates. not sure what restaurant would want to serve asparagus frites with mascarpone, let alone a "communal Brussel sprouts salad of kumquat blossoms," but, hell, it sure would be funny.

Check out the site here. The book can be purchased on Amazon, or at your local independent bookstore.
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