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

#1

Bird House

Bird House

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Blinding_Darkness
Community Member
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 months ago

Awesome!

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#5

Pug

Pug

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
2 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
2 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
2 months ago

your child is a young intellectual

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#8

Cheetos Superstructure

Cheetos Superstructure

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Hans
Community Member
2 months ago

Built with cheetoes and saliva. Eeek!

Henry Cheves
Community Member
2 months ago

No, the saliva would weaken the Cheetos and cause them to shrink, making all of them come apart once they were so small they weren't touching anymore.

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kjorn
Community Member
2 months ago

things you do when you're bored and in lockdown

Black
Community Member
2 months ago

I've done that before its fun

Pearl Of the SeaWing RainWings
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow, really! Cool! I've got a mind to try it

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Khavrinen
Community Member
2 months ago

Cheeto-desic dome.

Ben Smith
Community Member
2 months ago

Pretty dang awesome

PotterAvatarDoctorWho
Community Member
2 months ago

WOWZERS HOW WAS I LIVING WITHOUT THIS

JUILIANA RANGEL
Community Member
2 months ago

5 stars

Helen Haley
Community Member
2 months ago

Wasn't there a star trek voyager episode about this?

Dogo the Dog
Community Member
2 months ago

WOAHH

Pam Olson
Community Member
2 months ago

This is so cool!

Levi Baker
Community Member
2 months ago

Okay so now we have a problem. How insane are we going here?

Sue Clifford
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Amazing,

Anxious-lesbian-disaster
Community Member
1 month ago

😂I love it

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
2 months ago

Wait how-?

Frogladysharon
Community Member
2 months ago

Someone was bored............to do this??????

Irene Petrocelli
Community Member
2 months ago

Cool

Steve Cruz
Community Member
2 months ago

I LIKE THIS! I used to make balls out of BUGLES by gluing them together with the points toward the center. It works best if you DON'T do it all at once. when starting.

I'm a makeup addict
Community Member
2 months ago

that is really cool!

poopoohed
Community Member
2 months ago

this is pro

Lorelei Douty
Community Member
2 months ago

wow

d bradley
Community Member
2 months ago

so not only sitting around eating Cheetos, but going a step further by making it productive! WIN

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
Community Member
2 months ago

Someone has a lot of time on their hands...

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
2 months ago

Now to find a star small enough.

Gabriel Matzner
Community Member
2 months ago

whoa cool pretzel!

Jayden Penzien
Community Member
2 months ago

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

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#9

Lunch

Lunch

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

very cheeky.

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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
2 months ago

Blue moons....

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#11

Veggitect

Veggitect

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K.
Community Member
2 months ago

Oddly exciting

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#12

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

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Pittsburgh rare
Community Member
2 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
2 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
2 months ago

It’s girth that counts.

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#15

Happy Hours

Happy Hours

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Blinding_Darkness
Community Member
2 months ago

Omg lol this is good 🤣

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#16

Total Fail

Total Fail

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Luisa Vasconcelos
Community Member
2 months ago

Great picture.

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#17

Christmas Tree Salad

Christmas Tree Salad

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Blinding_Darkness
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh that's cool

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#18

Beetle Bread

Beetle Bread

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

Just the bread I have always wanted.

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#19

Avocado

Avocado

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Joonscrab
Community Member
2 months ago

Avoca(dil)do

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#20

Do Something With Eggplant

Do Something With Eggplant

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Emilingo
Community Member
2 months ago

where can I buy shoes like that?

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#21

Crayfish Procession

Crayfish Procession

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Augusto Nicolau Prim
Community Member
2 months ago

Nemo's meetings are getting weird

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#22

Carving The Turkey

Carving The Turkey

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Jia Kia
Community Member
2 months ago

pure carving talent

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#23

Tomato

Tomato

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Hans
Community Member
2 months ago

Sorry for cutting you in half!

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#24

Flower Bouquet

Flower Bouquet

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Pam Olson
Community Member
2 months ago

So pretty!

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#25

Monday’s Pie

Monday’s Pie

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Eric Mac Fadden
Community Member
2 months ago

This pie went bad.... very bad....

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#26

Self Isolated Lime

Self Isolated Lime

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athornedrose
Community Member
2 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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R L
Community Member
2 months ago

A very determined trapple.

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#28

Chubbytella

Chubbytella

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Ben Smith
Community Member
2 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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cassiushumanmother
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh no this cake has been abused! (the airport spoon tip on another BP post)

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#30

Spaghetti, Ocd Version

Spaghetti, Ocd Version

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Hermione Granger
Community Member
2 months ago

Please change the title of this. This is not what OCD is. At all. OCD is constant intrusive thoughts and compulsions all day long that you can’t control. OCD is not about being neat, or organized, or a perfectionist. It is constant torture all day. I understand that you did not mean to be offensive but please change the title.

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#31

Totally Curvy

Totally Curvy

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Ben Smith
Community Member
2 months ago

Thicc...

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#32

Bastard

Bastard

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Henny Hana
Community Member
2 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
2 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
2 months ago

I can relate

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#35

New Apple AirPods

New Apple AirPods

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Hans
Community Member
2 months ago

At budget pricing.

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#36

Dessert

Dessert

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Ben Smith
Community Member
2 months ago

Nnnnope!!!!

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#37

How To Defend Yourself Against Alien Abduction?

How To Defend Yourself Against Alien Abduction?

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
2 months ago

renkon/ lotus root.

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#38

Munchies

Munchies

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Hans
Community Member
2 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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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

Would be funny if his head was actually covered in the snakes but people kept taking and eating them.

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#40

Puppy

Puppy

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Pearl Of the SeaWing RainWings
Community Member
2 months ago

I'd have trouble eating that.

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