Ever heard of the “octopookie“? Yeah, that’s a chocolate chip cookie topped with octopus. Kyle Marcoux, also known as “the Vulgar Chef,” whips up these kinds of bizarre food combos and shares them online. His recipes might make you raise an eyebrow or cringe, but hey, he’s got a following for it.
Crazy Food Combinations
If octopus cookies aren’t your thing, how about mac-n-cheese chocolate cups, candy corn meatballs, or chicken skin fried pickles? Oh, and don’t forget the candied hot dog! Some might seem weird or even gross, but there’s a sushi grilled cheese in there that might just catch your fancy.
A Unique Style
Based in Westfield, Massachusetts, Marcoux, a self-taught chef, has a knack for blending unusual and sometimes shocking flavors. He credits his interest in food to binge-watching the Food Network. His signature style—mega-unhealthy food combos—got him noticed when he started posting his creations on YouTube in 2013.
From Kitchen Hobby to Online Fame
With around 7,300 followers and over 400,000 views on his videos, Marcoux’s recipes are a mix of jaw-dropping food mashups and colorful language. His “Vulgar Chef” persona began as a joke, poking fun at food trends and vegetarians, but it unexpectedly took off.
Marcoux’s menu reads like a wild ride: Hawaiian Pizza Breakfast Sandwich, Taco Biscuits, Chicago Dog Deep Dish Stuffed Pizza, Honey Bacon Marijuana Popcorn, Country Fried Chicken Pizza Crust, and Bacon Wrapped English Muffin Pizza Sandwich. Yep, that’s quite the lineup!
A Different Kind of Chef
Despite not being classically trained, Marcoux keeps his fans hooked with two weekly videos—Sunday “Funday” and Tuesday. He believes there’s still passion in his creations, even if he’s not using fancy ingredients. To him, Spaghetti O’s and mac ‘n’ cheese have their charm.
Where to Find His Work
If you’re curious about Marcoux’s culinary adventures, check out his YouTube or TikTok. And if you’re feeling adventurous yourself, he shares all his recipes online.
In the world of bizarre food pairings, the Vulgar Chef reigns supreme. Whether you’re a fan of his wild recipes or not, there’s no denying his knack for getting people talking about food in a totally unexpected way.