Trivia in the Kitchen, Number Ten!

We are a nation obsessed with our food.  Take for example the popular reality television show Man vs Food where Adam Richman eats his way across America taking on one ludicrous eating challenge after another.  One long-standing “contest” (since 1972) occurs every 4th of July in Coney Island, New York (a Brooklyn Neighborhood) — Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest!  The winner in the men’s division this year was Joey Chestnut (eighth year in a row) who comsumed 61 hot dogs (and the buns) in 10 minutes (the runner up consumed 56).  Wow, that’s a lot of hot dogs.  The female winner this year was Miki Sudo who consumed 34 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes while the female runner-up consumed 27.75.

Interestingly enough, women competed against the men until 2011 when a separate contest for the women was begun.

Here’s a link to the list of past winners.

If you were ever inclined to enter a food-eating contest, what food would you choose and why?


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