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Too Fat, Too Furious

I was raised with two older brothers… I always felt like a piece of meat between two buns.

Blurb by Teo J. Babini - teo@citizenbrooklyn.com Interview and photos by Quentin & Thomas of fatandfuriousburger.com

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My time spent living in LA gave me an appreciation for burgers. Something about the doo wop, greaser feeling you get when u bite into an In-N-Out 4X4, or the lunchtime treat that is a Carl’s Jr. Double Western. Now, having long since returned to my home, the great pizza and bagel-scape, I have noticed a bit of burger culture developing here as well. From the long lines at Shake Shack to the décor of Paul’s Da Burger Joint, from The Brindle Room’s classy steakhouse burger to the wild game meats of Bare Burger, NYC has absolutely sunk its voracious teeth into the world of ground beef, and I ain’t talkin’ ‘bout no chopped cheese here.

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Now, if I ever were to use the phrase “food porn”, it would not be more appropriate than in the case of the Fat & Furious Burger blog. Although many of the images are geared towards humor or cleverness, utilizing the wonder of graphic design, I can’t help, but drool at the idea having one of these on a plate before me. I did recently read that presentation has a much greater influence on appetite than one might naturally assume, but I’d prefer to be less scientific and simplify my sentiments by quoting Mr. Jules Winnfield: “… I do love the taste of good burger. Mm-mm-mm.”

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Who is the team behind the burgers?
Fat & Furious is a story about two hungry guys. We are working together in a graphic design studio.

Who of you is the Fat and who the Furious?
We’re both furious and not that fat (yet).

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How did you start taking photos for Fat & Furious Burger? Where did the original inspiration come from?
As we were so bored of random food at lunch, we started cooking together. It soon became kind of a ritual : improvising and experimenting new ways of cooking a burger in very short lunch break. It’s about an hour and a half to find an idea, run to a supermarket to get everything, cook, shoot and eat. We didn’t actually plan to create a website. Only after a few tries, we started taking pictures in our kitchen with an Iphone and decided to put it on the internet…

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Can people buy them from a shop or are they a one-off each time?
We use to cook them for our daily meals. So it’s all about one shot. But we sometimes work for
restaurants to create special burgers (such as Publicis Drugstore’s brasserie, Paris).

Which city are you from?
Paris, France. Where else?

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How much does each burger cost?
From about 5 to 50 euros. It depends if it’s wrapped in gold foil or not ! (such as the «My name is Bun, James Bun Burger»)

Where do you get ideas foryour images?
Headlines fromnewspapers, Everyday life… anything inspiring.

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How do you set up your shots? What goes into your process?
We only take a few minutes to shoot our burger so we can take our time eating it !

Do your burgers taste good or are they just beautiful? Do you eat them after shooting?
Of course we do ! It’s our lunch time and we’re starving ! Sometimes it’s a great surprise, and sometimes kind of a fail.

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What is your personal favorite creation on your website? Were any of the pictures particularly hard to shoot or burgers challenging to make?
Each one is challenging in a way, because it’s all about trying something new each week. We never know how it’s going to taste like or even look like… One of our favorites is the Neil Armstrong Burger. Though it wasn’t exactly tasty, it was the first of all that looked like something different, something you don’t usually eat.

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What’s next for your website? Where do you want to expand this project?
For now we’re collaborating with magazines,galleries and restaurants. We don’t know yet where this project is going to take us… Hopefully not to obesity ha.

Why hamburgers? You’re french, why don’t baguettes ?
Thomas : When I was a child, I used to go to macdonald’s each Friday to sit on Ronald’s thighs…
Quentin : I was raised with two older brothers… I always felt like a piece of meat between two buns.

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