You can easily lose your way in the world of food if you don’t watch where you’re going. As you navigate the Isles of Gordon Ramsay and sail around the Jamie Oliver Peninsula, you’re eventually bound to come across the seemingly-endless Desert (not dessert) of Weird Food. And in the middle stands none other than the city of ‘Totally Gourmet’ (Population: 118,000), its streets filled with bizarre sights that show off the strange and sometimes unsettling side of cooking, cuisine, and nosh.

The ‘Totally Gourmet’ page is run by none other than Sébastien Mathys and Jonas Nyffenegger. If their names sound familiar, then it’s probably because you’ve read Bored Panda’s previous post about their other incredibly popular Instagram page, ‘Ugly Design.’ Now, Sébastien and Jonas are shocking the world once again—but with food! Check out some of the weirdest and most mesmerizing food-related pics from ‘Totally Gourmet’ below and upvote the ones that made your eyes pop and your jaws drop, dear Pandas. Planning to skip lunch after this post (we just might)? Let us know in the comment section below.

Sébastien and Jonas told Bored Panda that 'Totally Gourmet' started as a spin-off of 'Ugly Design. They explained that they're both passionate about cooking and thought that the amazing food pictures that they found online deserved a dedicated page. "We like to experiment in the kitchen and try new flavors whenever given the opportunity. If you are a food artist please share your work with us, we would love to see (taste) what you do!" Read on for the full interview.

More info: Instagram (Totally Gourmet) | Instagram (Ugly Design) | Ugly.Design

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Bird House

Bird House

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Blinding_Darkness
Community Member
3 months ago

At first I thought it was an actual house and then I saw the bird and I was like ohhhh 🤦🏼‍♀️lol it's a good design tho I love it

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#2

Noodeldo

Noodeldo

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Izuna Kazuki
Community Member
3 months ago

Im not even mad, it was amazing

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#3

Say It With Flowers

Say It With Flowers

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Dana Grunwald
Community Member
3 months ago

I think it's cute!

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When Bored Panda asked Sébastien and Jonas what could be done if readers suddenly lose their appetites when looking at photos from the 'Totally Gourmet' page, the pair weren't surprised at all. "We know what you mean. This occurs to us as well... DM us when this happens. We have tips to help, depending on the picture," they said. So, dear Pandas, if you find yourself put off from eating after this list, send a direct message to the curators of the page and they might just have a solution for you.

Sébastien and Jonas also revealed that they have quite a few food and cooking disaster stories between them in their lives. And they shared the worst one of them.

"Younger Jonas organized a Surströmming party in a public park in Geneva with a few friends and me," Sébastien said. "Surströmming is a Swedish delicacy made of fermented fish. Most of our friends refused to even try and backed away from the smell. Actually, the scent was so strong that everybody in a radius of 50m decided to leave. Even a group of punks. Our tasting was too trash for them." Got any similar stories to share, dear Pandas? Let us know in the comment section!

#4

Kiwifruit

Kiwifruit

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Hans
Community Member
3 months ago

Awesome!

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#5

Pug

Pug

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow, that is actually a really well-made pancake

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#6

Orange At Work

Orange At Work

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BusLady
Community Member
3 months ago

Is his name Atlas by any chance?

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We’re drawn to weirdness and ugliness. It’s a very human experience to be captivated by something that’s far from aesthetically pleasing. And that’s exactly the primal human fascination with ugliness that the ‘Totally Gourmet’ team manage to capture in the pics that they post.

There’s a lot of similarity between ‘Totally Gourmet’ and ‘Ugly Design,’ namely, the ugliness and the shock value. Sébastien and Jonas earlier spoke to Bored Panda about their other project, ‘Ugly Design,’ and attributed its success to the fact that their content creates a huge contrast to the “norm-perfect” pictures that can usually be found in people’s Instagram feeds.

#7

Cuty

Cuty

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
3 months ago

your child is a young intellectual

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#8

Cheetos Superstructure

Cheetos Superstructure

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Ben Smith
Community Member
3 months ago

Pretty dang awesome

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#9

Lunch

Lunch

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DEKU x TODOROKI
Community Member
3 months ago

oop.

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“When seeing an ugly design rather than perfect aesthetics (as defined in the 21st century)—scrollers takes notice,” Sébastien and Jonas told Bored Panda that the key is to avoid predictability and embracing what’s unexpected.

The curators of ‘Ugly Design’ and ‘Totally Gourmet’ explained that they believe ugliness is a topic that’s bottomless and will always have something to offer in terms of content. So you can expect a lot more extraordinary and strange content from Sébastien and Jonas in the near future, that’s for sure!

#10

Cereal

Cereal

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Ben Smith
Community Member
3 months ago

Blue moons....

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#11

Veggitect

Veggitect

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K.
Community Member
3 months ago

Oddly exciting

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#12

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

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Pittsburgh rare
Community Member
3 months ago

I like it. It's neat

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#13

Lost In The Sauce

Lost In The Sauce

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Dana Grunwald
Community Member
3 months ago

Poor kitty!

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#14

Those Sausages Be Flacid

Those Sausages Be Flacid

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Ben Smith
Community Member
3 months ago

It’s girth that counts.

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#15

Happy Hours

Happy Hours

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Blinding_Darkness
Community Member
3 months ago

Omg lol this is good 🤣

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#16

Total Fail

Total Fail

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Luisa Vasconcelos
Community Member
3 months ago

Great picture.

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#17

Christmas Tree Salad

Christmas Tree Salad

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Blinding_Darkness
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh that's cool

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#18

Beetle Bread

Beetle Bread

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Joonscrab
Community Member
3 months ago

Omg this is super detailed and amazing!!!

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#19

Avocado

Avocado

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Hans
Community Member
3 months ago

Feeds a whole family!

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#20

Do Something With Eggplant

Do Something With Eggplant

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
3 months ago

just imagine wearing that

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#21

Crayfish Procession

Crayfish Procession

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Eric Mac Fadden
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh great K....

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#22

Carving The Turkey

Carving The Turkey

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ML
Community Member
3 months ago

Talented

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#23

Tomato

Tomato

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Hans
Community Member
3 months ago

Sorry for cutting you in half!

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#24

Flower Bouquet

Flower Bouquet

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Dana Grunwald
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks tasty!

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#25

Monday’s Pie

Monday’s Pie

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Hans
Community Member
3 months ago

...disapproves you antics.

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#26

Self Isolated Lime

Self Isolated Lime

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athornedrose
Community Member
3 months ago

you put the lime in the coke, and then you drink it all up....?

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#27

Trapple

Trapple

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
3 months ago

At first when I saw it I thought it was a pear

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#28

Chubbytella

Chubbytella

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Ben Smith
Community Member
3 months ago

That’s what you get eating Nutella and bread...

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#29

Lost And Found

Lost And Found

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
3 months ago

Mmmmmm... nothing but a nice slice of spoon for my birthday

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#30

Spaghetti, Ocd Version

Spaghetti, Ocd Version

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
3 months ago

Warm and al dente? No?

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#31

Totally Curvy

Totally Curvy

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Ben Smith
Community Member
3 months ago

Thicc...

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#32

Bastard

Bastard

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Henny Hana
Community Member
3 months ago

The look of defiance

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#33

That's The Destruction We All Need In Our Communities!

That's The Destruction We All Need In Our Communities!

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Nicole Tomme
Community Member
3 months ago

More protests should resort to pies and cakes.

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#34

Paw

Paw

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
3 months ago

I can relate

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#35

New Apple AirPods

New Apple AirPods

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Hans
Community Member
3 months ago

At budget pricing.

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#36

Dessert

Dessert

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Ben Smith
Community Member
3 months ago

Nnnnope!!!!

Colin L
Community Member
3 months ago

My first thought was from the Lion King: "slimy, yet satisfying."

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Blinding_Darkness
Community Member
3 months ago

I was like "ugh gross" then I scrolled down and I was like "ooh cake" lol

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
3 months ago

Same here, and I mean I had EXACTLY the same reaction.

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MantisKeeper
Community Member
3 months ago

this would be a great prank, like: "whats for dessert?" "oh, only this giant beetle grub..."

Sarina Greenhaven
Community Member
3 months ago

Ha. Ha. Ha. NO.

PandaJon
Community Member
3 months ago

I guess y'all never heard of seven Larva Cake

Flavia Slag
Community Member
3 months ago

Bahahaha!

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Calvin Suzuki
Community Member
3 months ago

OH GOD NO

Alice Lee
Community Member
3 months ago

as long as it tastes good, I guess

Ray Martin
Community Member
3 months ago

That's amazing

similarly
Community Member
3 months ago

That is amazingly well-done.

fuggnuggins
Community Member
3 months ago

Pretty well spot on. Convincing enough that at first glance the cake looks a bit like spam.

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Pam Olson
Community Member
3 months ago

Gross.

Cooper Schultz
Community Member
3 months ago

Ew! Ew Ew Ew Ew Ew!

ANNIKAH MARTINEZ
Community Member
3 months ago

OH HELL NAWWWWWWW

Jessica Anderson
Community Member
3 months ago

HARD pass!

Purr·maid
Community Member
3 months ago

I want the thorax piece!

Nicole Tomme
Community Member
3 months ago

Good way to discourage a sweet tooth.

Numpty Gamer
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Bush Tucker Cake! I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!!!

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
3 months ago

GLORIOUS!!

pebs
Community Member
3 months ago

Truly disgusting.

Liz Jackson
Community Member
3 weeks ago

I would still eat that. You know why? CUZ IM DETERMINED

Moezarella
Community Member
2 months ago

NoooOOooo I can tolerate a human brain-shaped cake but not this, nope.

Bruh
Community Member
2 months ago

AAAHHH NO NO NO STOP

Samuel Chen
Community Member
2 months ago

No. Just no

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
2 months ago

I guess someone is bug obsessed, but doesn't look very tasty!

Matt Alexander
Community Member
3 months ago

idc that it is cake im not eating that

future_vet
Community Member
3 months ago

It doesn't look appetizing

Stephen Edwards
Community Member
3 months ago

I just love the soft centres that melt in your mouth. Hmmmm

Starlee87
Community Member
3 months ago

As Geico commercial says in the attic Nope

Wordfloe-Acid-Test
Community Member
3 months ago

Absolutely Not.

Glynna Bowood
Community Member
3 months ago

sick.

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
3 months ago

Yeeeesss!!!!! Can someone make a Spider one?

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh, HELL no!

Anna roberts
Community Member
3 months ago

What is in the middle? Looks like potted meat

Cindy Johnston
Community Member
3 months ago

I'll pass, thank you.

Diana Dodd
Community Member
3 months ago

GROSS😱

Maureen Rouse
Community Member
3 months ago

Eeeewwwwww!

Frogladysharon
Community Member
3 months ago

Nope, I don't think so!!!! Never

Pam brown
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh, that's not right!!!

chachkimooch
Community Member
3 months ago

Hmmm... I wonder how many ways are there are to say no in all known languages combined?

Karin Gibson
Community Member
3 months ago

No thanks I will give that a miss

Irene Petrocelli
Community Member
3 months ago

No no no just wrong lol

Flavia Slag
Community Member
3 months ago

Just no.

Sandy Kavanaugh
Community Member
3 months ago

Fantastic!

Marianne Nielsen
Community Member
3 months ago

🤮

Eunice Robertson
Community Member
3 months ago

definitely not

Maggie Mae
Community Member
3 months ago

YUCK!!

Kelley Eidem
Community Member
3 months ago

Not eatin' that!

Onion rings like to make your breath smelly
Community Member
3 months ago

no no no

CharliAnn Olney
Community Member
3 months ago

uhhhh, NO!

Lolly
Community Member
3 months ago

I’m not hungry, thanks.

Wilma Sliwiak
Community Member
3 months ago

Yikes

Sun Shine
Community Member
3 months ago

I would not eat it.. even if I knew it was cake! Pretty wicked skills!

Carolina Fernández González
Community Member
3 months ago

HELL NOOOOOOOO

Quazmodic
Community Member
3 months ago

I want the tail!

Mary Maney
Community Member
3 months ago

No offense but, NOOOO EWWWWWW

Exotic Panda
Community Member
3 months ago

OH F*** NO!

Lorelei Douty
Community Member
3 months ago

Noooope not me

lara
Community Member
3 months ago

Nope.

BorPand8
Community Member
3 months ago

What kind of dessert is that?! It looks like meatloaf!

Deppressed Burito
Community Member
3 months ago

id eat this

Evelína Zlá
Community Member
3 months ago

It´s cryptobiote from Death Stranding... just a little bit bigger...

Josephina Minutolo
Community Member
3 months ago

Love this!

El Dee
Community Member
3 months ago

Nononononononono..

Black Panther
Community Member
3 months ago

It looks weird 🤣😬😬😬😬😬😬

MadRatter
Community Member
3 months ago

I can eat cake that looks like brains or other horror themed food, but that one? Not sure I'd be able to eat it as I have a caterpillar/larva phobia. But hats off to the baker. It looks real!

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
3 months ago

This has got to be from the same bakery with the beetle bread. They are so well made -but why?

Paula Conniff
Community Member
3 months ago

Now that's what I call "grub."

Silly String
Community Member
3 months ago

This would make a terrific Groomsmen's cake!

(っ◔◡◔)っ im a domestic weeb
Community Member
3 months ago

ehehehehe yeah no thanks

joe
Community Member
3 months ago

Surely the very definition of evil genius.

Dogo the Dog
Community Member
3 months ago

Nope Nope Nope Nope

Darwinist
Community Member
3 months ago

Yep

Riri
Community Member
3 months ago

Ewwwww

Loraine MacGinness
Community Member
3 months ago

Perfect for "I'm A Celebrity ??"

Bored Little Panda
Community Member
3 months ago

My chicken would love that!

bv7hearts
Community Member
3 months ago

Is that a freakin botfly?!

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
3 months ago

Half-Life: Alyx, 2020.

BoredDragon
Community Member
3 months ago

Yipes!

Local Catboy
Community Member
3 months ago

this would go good with my general creepy aesthetic oml i'd eat this every week

Susan Trevaskis-Owen
Community Member
3 months ago

Now that is one of the best illusion foods I've ever seen. 14/10, would like to see more of this baker's work.

Jayden Penzien
Community Member
3 months ago

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

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#37

How To Defend Yourself Against Alien Abduction?

How To Defend Yourself Against Alien Abduction?

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
3 months ago

This is s sign

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#38

Munchies

Munchies

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Hans
Community Member
3 months ago

Weird, yet not ok to not blurr her face. She does not deserve the shaming of the Internet.

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#39

Spirit Animal

Spirit Animal

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DEKU x TODOROKI
Community Member
3 months ago

Madusa?

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#40

Puppy

Puppy

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Nicole Tomme
Community Member
3 months ago

Cue illuminati music

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