Last weekend I traveled to Melbourne to attend Blogopolis, a blog conference sponsored by Nuffnang Australia. The conference was jam packed with geeky info on how to totally trick out your blog. I’ll spare you the details, but for a somewhat geeky former engineer like me, it was pretty cool. And, Mr. Problogger was there in the flesh. This guy blogs in a whole other stratosphere, and it was very interesting to hear his perspective.
That said my absolute favorite part of Blogopolis came from a fun and bubbly Sydney food blogger named ChocolateSuze. I had never heard of ChocolateSuze before, but I have not been able to get her presentation and this image in particular out of my head ever since.
That’s a bacon cheeseburger with a Krispy Kreme bun, folks. ChocolateSuze calls is a Luther Burger. I just really, really, really want one bite! Leave it to me to attend a blog conference only to walk out with plans for my next meal.
When The Aussie picked me up at the Sydney airport, all I could talk about was this Krispy Kreme burger. I really love the sweet and salty flavor combination, and this burger looks like sweet and salty on steroids.
Usually, The Aussie is quite happy to go along with my crazy food capers. This is the man that not only helped me make bacon but researched the various methods to cold smoke our homemade bacon too. But, sadly, The Aussie was totally unwilling to make a Luther Burger with me. In fact, his exact words were “You’ve lost the plot, mate”.
Meanwhile, I’ve been dreaming about this burger and seriously considering making one with or without him. Then, I found an unlikely ally in my quest to taste a Krispy Kreme burger. An old LSU friend posted this article on his facebook page. It appears that the donut burger is the latest craze of “weird food” on State Fair circuit. Think of the deep fried Mars bars and deep fried Twinkies. Truthfully, I would not mind tasting those either.
So, the Kripsy Kreme burger debate ignited in our home once again, and The Aussie said we should put it to a vote. As we cancel each other out, I thought I’d open the voting to all of you.
What do you think of the Krispy Kreme burger? Would you eat (or taste) one? Should we go for it? Or, as The Aussie said, have I “lost the plot”?