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Posted 04 October 2013 - 23:15

CHICAGO (AP) -- A Chicago restaurant has cooked up a controversial burger of the month for October, garnishing it with an unconsecrated communion wafer and a red wine reduction sauce.

Kuma's Corner, a foodie destination with just a few tables, names its hamburgers after heavy metal bands. For October, the restaurant chose to name the burger after the Swedish band Ghost. Members of the band dress in religious robes and wear skeleton face makeup.

It's in poor taste, said Jeff Young of New Orleans who runs the blog Catholic Foodie.

"It's not, for us, the Eucharist," Young said. "However this wafer is a symbol. There's a cross on it. It's like taking a flag and burning a flag."

Luke Tobias, Kuma's Corner director of operations, said the restaurant never wanted to offend anyone. He said reaction has been a "mixed bag," but more positive than negative.

"There are people who are offended by it, but we're delighted to see that generally people seem to have a sense of humor," Tobias said.

The restaurant, which often plays loud heavy metal music, is a fan of Ghost, Tobias said. Young said he realizes that and knows Kuma's Corner didn't intentionally want to make anyone mad.

"The Ghost" burger is selling well, Tobias said, because customers are curious about it.

"Hopefully people will have a good time with it — that's certainly what we're trying to do," Tobias said.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 23:21

Im confused as to how a communal wafer on the burger is like burning a flag? Is it because the cross will be eaten? Is that not what you do with Communal Wafers anyway?



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 02:43

Im confused as to how a communal wafer on the burger is like burning a flag? Is it because the cross will be eaten? Is that not what you do with Communal Wafers anyway?

 

It's the implication I think.  The restaurant is trivializing one of biggest and most important symbols of Catholicism by putting it on a burger.  It's not the Eucharist because it's not blessed by a priest but it's still a symbol for it.

 

That being said, that burger looks and sounds delicious :D  The place also happens to be directly on the way to my brother's place from where I am, so if I happen to end up in Chicago this month, I'll be getting one.



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 06:50

Delicious?  It looks like someone threw up all over the plate...



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 06:52

Where's the spinning green head burger?



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 06:54

Delicious?  It looks like someone threw up all over the plate...

 

Looks does not have anything to do with taste. A burger with mozarella and red wine sauce? That sounds delicious indeed.



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 07:00

Logo-ed wafer was not in Jesus's Last Supper.

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 07:02

Looks does not have anything to do with taste. A burger with mozarella and red wine sauce? That sounds delicious indeed.

 

It could have the best flavours in the universe, but if it looks like ####, I'm not eating it! :p

 

Food is about more than just the taste, y'know. ;)



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 07:05

It could have the best flavours in the universe, but if it looks like ****, I'm not eating it! :p

 

Food is about more than just the taste, y'know. ;)

Ok, in fine cuisine I get your point, but my native food or Indian food isn't exactly the best looking, but taste........

You can get anything you like, from the mildest to completely blow your head off hot,



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 07:09

Ok, in fine cuisine I get your point, but my native food or Indian food isn't exactly the best looking, but taste........

You can get anything you like, from the mildest to completely blow your head off hot,

 

I'm very much an amateur chef, so I like to make food that tastes great but also looks good too.  I can even make a bowl of stew look great. :p  To me, though that burger might taste great, no effort at all has gone into making it look edible, and that's just lazy.

 

Of course, it -could- just be a dreadful photo...

 

Not a fan of curry though... I have little tolerance for hot spices, unfortunately. :(



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 07:17

 

 

Food is about more than just the taste, y'know. ;)

 

I agree, it's about functionality (nutrition) too.

 

I have nothing against food that looks good, but I will never understand such... privileged point of views like yours. Maybe because we cant have such luxuries in the third world.



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 07:19

I agree, it's about functionality (nutrition) too.

 

I have nothing against food that looks good, but I will never understand such... privileged point of views like yours. Maybe because we cant have such luxuries in the third world.

I understand what you're saying, but that was a little harsh dude, (just saying)



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 07:23

I understand what you're saying, but that was a little harsh dude, (just saying)

 

How so? I'm not insulting him. Or at least it's not my intent. Many first world citizens are indeed privileged. That's not a lie nor a secret.



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 07:24

I agree, it's about functionality (nutrition) too.

 

I have nothing against food that looks good, but I will never understand such... privileged point of views like yours. Maybe because we cant have such luxuries in the third world.

 

It's not privileged at all, I take exception to that comment.  My financial situation is such that I'm forced to often buy cheap products that don't even come close to luxury quality.  It just needs a little time and effort and you can turn the cheapest ingredients into a tasty, good looking, and healthy meal.

 

People are just too damned lazy to go to the effort involved.



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 07:25

It's not privileged at all, I take exception to that comment.  My financial situation is such that I'm forced to often buy cheap products that don't even come close to luxury quality.  It just needs a little time and effort and you can turn the cheapest ingredients into a taste, good looking, and healthy meal.

 

People are just too damned lazy to go to the effort involved.

 

Such effort is not pragmatic.





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