Ah, science. It’s given the food world extremely important innovations, like Wylie Dufresne, refrigeration, tapioca maltodextrin, and Saran Wrap. But cold, amoral Science, progenitor of the nuclear weapon, has also unleashed things like this on the restaurant industry.
Which is why we, with a heart aglow with confused ethical ambiguity, applaud Applebee’s for coming down on the side of flavor over Science, at least when it comes to this ad showcasing a lemon shrimp fettuccine. (And then we paused for a moment, wondering what’s happened to the world that causes us to congratulate a corporate restaurant chain for knowing enough to parody major cooking trends.)
[h/t Michael Laiskonis]
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