Last night was Travel Channel night at Cooks of Crocus Hill, so the Body Counters will return next week at this time. Hey, everyone needs a rest every once in while.
Competitive eating swept into town last weekend, as the Midwestern regionals of the IFOCE came to town for their second annual glut fest at the Nathan’s outpost at the Mall of America. The big contest is in NYC on July 4 (will Kobayashi take back his throne from Joey Chestnutt by eating sixty dogs???), but the real thrill for the cold-hearted cynic is reading the profiles of the top fifty eaters in the world. Did you know that the record for buffet-eating is five-and-a-half pounds in twelve minutes? See them on the website.
The Restaurant Guys have an interview with me up on their website that is a lot of fun. The show is also on iTunes for their podcast listeners. Forward the link! Spread the word!
Now after reading this article, I'm thinking that maybe chefs with anger problems should go into fighting crime. Was there no knife or Hobart mixer handy?
I am declaring the cucumber this summer's “it” ingredient and the hot flavor for the year. Everyone is rockin’ the cuke in Summer 2007. Also hot . . . MEAT! Check out meatpaper, one of the most unsual zines I have encountered. Wow, a meatzine. I'm keeping my eye on this one. Apparently they have a print issue as well. Sara Dickerman’s love letter to pork on Slate is worth the read.
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