Friday, August 1, 2008

Why am I so Hungry

The Luther Vandross sandwich...


You know, I really hadn't planned on writing about food this week , but when you find a story like this (thanks to alchemist from Ye Olde Comments Section), you kinda have to run with it. Basically, Luther Vandross has his own sandwich.

Not that it surprises me that Luther Vandross would have his own sandwich - I mean, obviously the man enjoyed his fair share of them in his day - but it's the contents of said sandwich that got me. I don't even know if I'd eat one of these things, and I eat all kinds of shit. No, but Luther Vandross has a sandwich that's basically a big motherfucking bacon cheeseburger on a bun made out of a Krispy Kreme donut.

Word on the Internets (which is actually true according to Snopes), is that the deeply closeted Vandross, or Big Luther as he's called in the hood, came up with the Luther Burger one night when he was no doubt looking to fight back the urge to let loose his inner Sylvester by gorging himself on a big gob of grease-laden, cheese-covered meat and realized he had no bread in the house. Rather than run down to the local grocery store, which would have required excersize, he instead reached for what he considered the next best thing: A Krispy Kreme donut.

After the fold is a recipe for the Luther Burger and an actual picture of the thing. I have to warn you though, it's pretty fucking gross. And this is coming from somebody who's had the Monster Thickburger for breakfast.

Luther Burger

The Luther Burger
via International Recipes Online

1 Krispy Kreme doughnut ( glazed yeast risen doughnut )
1 hamburger
1 slice of cheese
2 strips cooked bacon
condiments as desired

Try this the next time you make burgers. This food fad is popular in the South. The sweetness and texture of the doughnut plus the taste of the beef and savory taste of the cheese and bacon all contribute to its popularity.
For each serving:

Slice the doughnut, top with a grilled hamburger, add a slice of cheese and cooked bacon and top with remaining doughnut half.
Grill on both sides Serve immediately.

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