From Skittlebrau to Ribwich, Springfield is a community known for its bold food choices and blatant disregard for FDA guidelines. Over the course of 27 seasons, the characters of Fox’s animated sitcom The simpsons happily and greedily consumed all sorts of strange and tragically unhealthy foods and drinks, especially “very salty treats”. Although this could lead to diabetes, heart disease and tooth loss for them, it also provided a lot of material for Eat Like a Duck: A Simpsons Recipe Blog. Deriving its name from a line in the notorious “Homer’s Enemy episode, this blog takes the show’s weird and seemingly impossible treats and translates them into real-world recipes that fans can actually replicate at home, should they ever wish to eat like Homer Simpson. Hey, he seems happy most of the time and always bounces back to the start of the next episode. What is there to lose?
To cite a recent example of this good and noble work, Eat like a duck offered his version of one of Homer’s favorite breakfast foods, Big John’s Breakfast Diary. Long ago in season nine, this seemingly innocent food helped get things moving a chain of events this eventually resulted in the relocation of the entire town of Springfield. For brave souls willing to risk the future of their own communities, the blog recommends creating this treat with rounds of Johnsonville sausage, formed into one artery-busting monster. Want something sweet and pious? To try Reverend Lovejoy’s Stigmuffins. There is a hole in each to serve as a reminder of the suffering of Christ. And there’s a patriotic holiday coming up, which is the best time to serve A new batch of balls from America. (Warning: the only ingredients are dog food and miniature American flags on toothpicks.)