Archive for September 2010
An easy quiz to find out if you like to eat
1 Are you willing to keep eating even after most anyone else would have stopped?
2 Can you go into any grocery store and walk out with an entire day worth of eating for $5? Could that work every day for the month?
Answer no to the first question and it means any enjoyment from the meal disappears so quickly. Answer no to the second question and it means the only possible way to see any enjoyment from eating can only come when spending a lot of money
One of the major events of the year. For a $15 ticket on Friday and Saturday (or free with a military ID) you are allowed eight hours to walk around the Expo and collect as much protein and caffeine samples as possible. Other than protein and caffeine there are very little nutrients a person needs and anyone can pick up several days or weeks worth for not too much money. There are UFC fighters, lots of women showing off cleavage and guys as big as Chris Farley except not fat. Yet with all that, the caffeine and protein are the true highlights
Partly because most people who organize these contests hate me, partly because the NFL is here and baseball playoffs are upcoming, mostly because of all that fat, salt and starch, doubtful I’ll be doing any more eating contests anytime soon. If someone e-mails me about a good one, I’ll take advantage of it, but I won’t be looking for them. Instead it will be more fruit vegetables and egg white omelets
Three of them in three weeks took a lot of effort. Great to be able to have some big meals with other people who like to eat. Time for a break. The buffets are waiting
For about two-thirds bread and one-third lobster meat, they cost $8 to $11 each. After this weekend I’ll stick with canned tuna
Matt, still a teenager with hippie-length hair and peach fuzz definitely likes to eat, not stopping for the entire 10 minute lobster roll contest. I still only shave twice a week and obviously didn’t stop eating either, as 10 minutes is filling, but not always a full meal. We both finished three full trays of lobster rolls with a couple minutes left, then he finished three more, while I could only finish 2.5
Finished the day with fried ice cream and fried oreos. Had to try those because If I get fat from this weekend it will be from the 23 lobster rolls, not from a small combination of grease and sugar
When deep frying, the highlight is being able to turn a pure fat liquid into something solid, so why should it matter what is deep fried? The flavors of clams and onions are great, but if nothing more than a batter of flour and water drenched in oil is half the price that is the best choice
thanks to: Hampton Beach Seafood Festival, www.hamptonbeachseafoodfestival.com
Eric C guessed 25
Which is why I’ll be eating lobster rolls. E-mail how many you think it will be within the next 24-hours, closest guess wins $50 gift card to Target
At least in the NFL. Teams spend 60 minutes proving they are completely equal, then determine the winner by flipping a coin. They should just mark it as a tie in the standings, counting as one-half of a win and one-half of a loss for deciding playoff teams. Once in the playoffs, play a full 10 or 15 minute period. If still tied, sudden death starts
Since this was advertised as a championship event it couldn’t end in a tie. Finished the 12 minutes having eaten 29.5 — the exact same amount as Pete — then another five more in overtime
Regulation was a great time. Overtime was uncomfortable. My limit before eating moves from something fun to something painful is somewhere between 9 000 and 10 000 Calories
A big meal with a great group of guys who definitely like to eat. Third place was the guy who made sure he was wearing his sunglasses on inside. Eating the next most was the guy who flew in from Chicago. He may or may not have been Leroy Brown. Shawn and Brad and the quiet guy were cool. There was even a good looking woman eating. I hope the good looking women counting how many each person ate weren’t too offended
thanks to: The Derby Deli & Dueling Piano Bar
Pete C is going to attempt to eat 15-pounds of some snack food that may or may not be a new invention as I haven’t heard of it before: Poutine. Asking google about it, looks like this stuff is actually something good to come out of Canada. How does Nickelback go platinum and Poutine remain so hidden?
Inflation can be a cruel enemy or it can be used to your advantage. The average cost of all consumer goods might increase 3% in a given year. But by definition “average” means some things increase much more and some things even decrease. When it comes to eating this is truly an economic miracle
The food industry becomes much more efficient at production and distribution, while the overall happiness Americans get from eating continues to decrease. Increase in supply and decrease in demand can only mean outstanding values for those of us who like to eat. It means as wages match inflation and as interest compounds, we spend a smaller and smaller amount to cover both a basic necessity and major entertainment costs. Many others who hate to eat find themselves first spending money on the pain of eating, then to numb themselves from the pain they have to spend money buying so much stuff: cell phones, cigarettes, booze and restaurant menu prices, designer clothes, car payments, credit card interest and houses so much larger than necessary. Those of us who enjoy eating can pass on all of that with absolutely zero loss in quality of lifestyle
No matter what happens to the stock market, real estate prices or unemployment rates, those of us who like to eat can easily avoid letting all that cut into the way we live