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Aziz Ansari Breaks Down His Food Lexicon

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Last night's episode of Parks and Recreation had a whole food subplot that sent our hero Ron Swanson to a health food store and had him compete in a burger contest against manager Chris Traeger's turkey burger (which is not, in fact, a "fried turkey leg inside a grilled hamburger").

But the standout bit from the episode was Tom Haverford (aka Aziz Ansari) breaking down his food terminologies: "Zerts are what i call desserts, tre-tres are entrees... I call cakes big ol' cookies, I call noodles long-ass rice. Fried chicken is fry-fry chicky-chick, chicken parm is chicky-chicky parm-parm."

Video of Aziz Ansari, Ron Swanson at the health food store, and likely the first mention of "umami" on network television, below:

Video: Aziz Ansari's Food Taxonomies

Video: Ron Swanson at the Health Food Store

Video: Ron Swanson's Burger

Also: NBC posted the recipe for Ron Swanson's "A Hamburger" and Chris Traeger's "East-Meets-West" Traeger Turkey Burger.

Video: Ron Swanson vs Vegan Bacon

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