With a simple click of the mouse, the Grub Street Gut-Bust-o-Matic will automatically generate an entirely new fast-food gut buster. Give it a try.
Like any fast-food item development, some items will be hits (we'd totally eat Ranch-Slathered Tater Tots), and others will probably be misses (Velveeta-Stuffed Doughnuts, pass). But we won't know unless somebody actually makes them. This is where you come in.
We want you to make an actual item generated by the Gut-Bust-o-Matic and send the picture to us by Thursday, October 25 at noon Eastern. The best creation will win a copy of Modernist Cuisine at Home, Nathan Myhrvold and Maxime Bilet's new (expensive) cookbook. (Click here for the complete rules.)
Just spin the Gut-Bust-o-Matic until you get a combination you want to tackle, make it, shoot it, and send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your photo attached (keep the file size under 4 MB, please) and the custom name of your gut buster in the e-mail body. We'll be factoring in the degree of difficulty, so if you actually can make Velveeta-Stuffed Doughnuts look appetizing, now's the time to show us.