It’s the U.S. Army’s 237th anniversary, and what better way to celebrate than with food?
Admittedly, the military and gourmet chow don’t go hand in hand. Hard to imagine partygoers munching on MREs, hardtack and cream chipped beef on toast (known to some as “#$%@ on a shingle”).
If Burger King's new 510 calorie, bacon-studded sundae is any indication, people aren't going to stop putting pork in desserts anytime soon. I can't say I necessarily endorse that, though I've certainly contributed to the glut, myself, with a recipe for Bacon-Bourbon Brownies with Pecans in Food & Wine magazine last year.
Joey Chestnut has won his 5th consecutive mustard-yellow belt at this year's Nathan's July 4th International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island.
He ate 62 hot dogs in ten minutes, six shy of his world record of 68.
Adding intrigue to this year's competition, one-time reigning champ Takeru Kobayashi, who was effectively locked out of the competition due to a contract dispute with Major League Eating, wolfed down 69 frankfurters at an offsite event in New York.
Wait – so we can have our tasty turkey AND fuel up the truck? We're in like deep-fried skin.
Previously – Deep-fried indoor turkey – for science
He’s eaten 64.5 hot dogs, 57 cow brains and 41 lobster rolls - and now an entire turkey? Piece of cake (or 14 pieces, if you’re Takeru Kobayashi.)
A representative for Kobayashi told CNN that the world famous competitive eater would attempt to eat an entire turkey by himself today. Though he originally planned to partake in the full bird at a friend’s house to celebrate his first Thanksgiving in the United States, Kobayashi had a last minute change of plans and will instead fly to Brazil this holiday.
“In the spirit of things, he has just told me that he will be buying a turkey in the morning to eat in the taxi, airport and on the plane,” said Maggie James, Kobayashi’s representative. “He wants to eat it. That’s the truth, so wherever he is, he will still be eating a full turkey and enjoying the taste without a time limit.”
No word on how big said turkey will be, but the dude is known for eating 20 pounds of food in one sitting, so it’s not an unthinkable feat.
iReporter Allen Mealey had such a blast covering last year's Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, California, he came back for a bite of the killer grub cooked up on the world's largest outdoor grill and at the Heart Attack Cafe.
Fried Twinkies, deep fried butter and chocolate covered bacon strips abound. Go U.S.A.!
Watch Allen's video on iReport
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