Food blog Mad Libs

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We've all seen it before: a commenter on a food blog has made the recipe with a host of substitutions and changes but trashes the recipe anyway. The folks over at The Kitchn found this scenario (and several others) to be perfect fodder for a game of Mad Libs. (For the uninitiated, Mad Libs is a word game where one player prompts others for a list of words to substitute for blanks in a story. The completed story - often comical or nonsensical - is then read aloud.) 

The Kitchn created several Mad Lib templates based on different types of commenters. There's The Anthropologist: "This is not authentic [name of food]! I lived in [name of country] for [number][unit of time] and I can tell you NO ONE puts [common ingredient] in their [name of food]." Then there's the Know-It-All: "No, no, no! This is not how you [cooking verb] [baking ingredient]. The ONLY way to do it is with a [kitchen tool you use once a year] and your [body part]. Your method is just wrong."

The ones that I found the funniest are for the commenters who substitute ingredients. These commenters fall into three camps: The Happy Substitutionist, The Optimistic Substitutionist, and The Angry Substitutionist. Check out the Mad Libs for those, as well as for The Self-Promoter and The Wet Blanket, over at The Kitchn. Can you think of any other kinds of comments that lend themselves to Mad Libs?

1 Comment

  • Laura  on  8/3/2015 at 4:18 AM

    Thanks for posting about this, Darcie! The article and the comments were hilarious!

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