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May 2, 2016 10:30 PM   Subscribe

Here on The Blue we're already familiar with one form of cheese racing. In another case the "fanny phenomenon" in which it is once again proven we are two nations separated by a common language, the rules of the sport are entirely different when that cheese is American. In these dark hours, when we are all called upon to correct the course of our floundering national cheese-based economy, isn't it about time you learned about that other, meltier, form of cheese racing? posted by drlith (6 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
OK I did not expect that.
posted by OHenryPacey at 11:02 PM on May 2, 2016

What was going on with the camera in the linked video? Overexuberant compression algorithm? Was Xerox involved somehow?
posted by clorox at 11:09 PM on May 2, 2016

Speaking of language, I'm not sure quite what the fanny phenomenon would entail in this country but I'm moderately certain it's not what was meant
posted by deadwax at 1:03 AM on May 3, 2016

I'm not sure quite what the fanny phenomenon would entail in this country

And which country might that be?

I've not heard of it before but, as a Brit, I assume it's referring to the fact that in the US, "Fanny" = backside, whereas in the UK, "Fanny" = ladyparts.

Regarding the link though - thanks, that was great. I may have to try that with UK processed cheese, for scientific reasons!
posted by faceplantingcheetah at 1:34 AM on May 3, 2016

I'm still not over the existence of raclette, I'm afraid I won't be able to handle this. (Looking thru parted fingers)

Ok no, not like raclette. The ratio of entertainment vs cleaning melted plastic and cheese off of a grill is not in cheese racing's favor.
posted by Fig at 3:41 AM on May 3, 2016 [1 favorite]

That's why they recommend using single-use disposal grills, which are basically a shaped aluminum foil baking pan with a bit of cheap stamped iron grating on the top, pre-filled with charcoal briquette and shrinkwrapped for sale.

Although judging from the photos they don't always take their own advice, I imagine it's probably not difficult to scrape the hardened plastic slag off the grill later, particularly if the burger-grilling had taken place beforehand.
posted by ardgedee at 4:40 AM on May 3, 2016 [1 favorite]

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