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Parks and Recreation's Tom Haverford Is a Food Instagrammer

If you watch Parks and Recreation then clearly you love Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari's goofball character) and his food neologisms. In Tom's world, sandwiches are "sandoozles" and cakes are "big 'ol cookies." Over on the NBC website, they've created a gallery of his Instagram food photos with captions, including this winner, among many others: "DO NOT PUT FILTERS ON SPRING ROLLS. #nofilter" More

Video: Hamburgers vs. Turkey Burgers on 'Parks and Recreation'

On last night's episode of Parks and Recreation, Chris Traeger (Rob Lowe) challenges Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) to a burger-making contest after Traeger claims that he can make a turkey burger that tastes better than any burger Swanson has ever eaten. If Traeger loses, he won't ban Swanson's beloved hamburgers from the commissary as part of a government-wide health initiative. More

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