Forgive us if we fail to perish from shock, but it would seem that reports of pro glutton Takeru Kobayashi's withdrawal from the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest due to contract disputes centered around a year long non-compete clause may have been a tad premature.
Chef Tom Colicchio dropped by Eatocracy HQ (okay, he was gonna be on Campbell Brown's show and we stalked him) & among other trivial things, like, you know, the oil spill and school lunch reform, he was sporting enough to perform a #fishsongs live.
Oh, uh, and oil spill and school lunch info to follow. Soon.
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Elizabeth Karmel is certainly someone to take a "cue" from.
A North Carolina native, Karmel is now the executive chef of Hill Country in New York City, where she bestows her low-and-slow knowledge on the barbecue restaurant's brisket, sausage, ribs and all the fixins'.
Just in time for the big Fourth of July grilling weekend, Elizabeth shares her favorite mustards - those hot dogs and hamburgers are just waiting for a smear.
Top Five Mustards: Elizabeth Karmel
Yesterday, our editors started a #meatsongs hashtag on Twitter - starting with "We're Having a Meatwave" and finishing with "Holding Out for a Gyro."
In case you missed out on the action, we've compiled 25 of the most carnivorous carols. (Editors' Note: There were far, FAR, far more entries. If we missed you, no fowl intended.)
Every weekday, we're highlighting a local or regional blogger we think you ought to know about. We can’t be everywhere at once, so we look to these passionate eaters, cooks and writers to keep us tapped into every facet of the food world. Consider this a way to get to know a blog’s taste buds, because, well, you should.
It took two glasses of water and a bowl of white rice to douse the fire set by a forkful of Washington D.C. Kung Pao chicken.
I love spicy food, and so did my dad. He's where I got my masochistic love of foods that taste like the business end of a flamethrower. Growing up, grilled Serrano peppers were a frequently side dish to any Mexican food my mother whipped up. Legend has it that my mother tried to get me to stop sucking my thumb as a kid by soaking the digit in jalapeno juice. This plan backfired.
Hot on the heels of yesterday's House testimony on the topic of childhood health, Top Chef's Tom Colicchio joins the teeming ranks of chefs encouraging Americans to have faith in the seafood coming out of the Gulf. Colicchio recently traveled there to inspect the situation first hand and tells CNN that he's putting his money where your mouth is - and that diners should do the same.
Chefs John Besh, Marcus Samuelsson, Bryan and Michael Voltaggio, Michel Nischan and others recently spoke with Eatocracy on the oil spill's impact on the seafood industry. Watch the FULL VIDEO
Commenters had PLENTY to chew on in yesterday's dating dealbreaker poll about rudeness to waiters. We've got a table manners poll after the jump, but here's what your fellow Eatocracy readers said.