And what a better place to find them than at the Burnt Food Museum of Arlington, Massachusetts (Celebrating nearly two decades of Culinary Disaster)? They’re not my exhibits, nor my husband’s (who is a more prolific artist in this genre, I must admit) but a separate gallery of food-gone-wrong right here in my home town.
There are so many masterpieces! Who can forget the “Kruncheroni ‘n Cheese” exhibit, created by a hungry 14-year-old and and a microwave. Ah, such proud parents, never mind the microwave. I’m sure they’ll find an appropriate museum for that, too, some day.
Or, how about the charred Hot Pockets exhibit, a “moving End-of-the-Century image (the picture was taken in 1999), contrasting the mouthwatering dream of future sustenance with the charred reality of human endeavor…” The mind boggles. I’ll never look at a Hot Pocket the same way again.
And the exhibits keep coming. It’s a testament to human nature in all its forgetful glory. Can’t stop in to see it in person? Why, just visit the museum website, at:
These guys are burnin’ up social media, too. They even have a page on Facebook! You can smell it from a mile away.