TV Gourmet: The Good Morning Burger, Rachel’s Trifle, and Other TV Food

By: 06.08.11  •  38 Comments

Rachel’s Trifle

As seen on: “Friends”

What you’ll need: Ladyfingers, jam, custard, raspberries, beef, peas and onions, bananas, and whipped cream

1. Layer the ingredients above as per Rachel’s instructions: “First, there’s a layer of Ladyfingers, then a layer of jam, then custard, then raspberries, then more Ladyfingers, then beef sauteed with peas and onions, then more custard, then bananas, then whipped cream on top.”

A confused combination of an English trifle and shepherd’s pie, the trifle isn’t nearly as bad as I would have assumed—in fact, it’s something I’d probably eat again, if there was nothing else in the fridge and I was drunk and starving and Domino’s was closed. Everything in the recipe is tasty, and while I’ve never thought of pairing beef with bananas (although it’s sort of a “Doctor Who” reference), the two worked together nicely. Or, more accurately and phrased less eloquently: enough things paired up with other things to distract from the things that didn’t pair with other things. Instead of tasting raspberries and peas, I focused on the Ladyfingers and whipped cream. Joey Tribbiani, of all people, put it best when he explained, “What’s not to like? Custard? Good. Jam? Good. Meat? Goooooood.” *laugh track* To think, all those “it tasted like Jennifer Aniston’s career—crap!” jokes are now useless, like Jennifer Aniston’s career. *laugh track again, followed by a sad “awww….”*

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