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Former Chicago Food Writer Mocks Foodie Culture in Onion Video

By Samantha Abernethy in Food on Nov 8, 2011 11:30PM

Celebrity Chef Ted Allen Cooks His Favorite Pretentious Foodie Bullshit Meal

Food Network star and former Chicago Magazine editor and food writer Ted Allen starred in a clever video for The Onion mocking foodie culture and Today show cooking segments. Allen prepares a "stupid ass trendy piece of fish coated in some kind of nut you've never heard of, served alongside a puree of baby... something or other." Enjoy.