I have to put that in my MOUTH?
Blog Guy, I follow the exciting world of competitive eating – you know, like that Wing Bowl and stuff like that. But I was baffled to see a reference to the “World Poutine Eating Championship.” What on earth is Poutine?
Thanks a lot for asking. Now I’m going to have nightmares again. Poutine is a dish consisting of french fries covered in cheese curds and gravy. They eat it up there in Canada.
French fries covered in cheese curds and gravy? Ewwwww! I don’t even know what cheese curds ARE!
Nobody does. It’s probably better that way.
How much of this poutine crap did the winner manage to eat, anyway?
Two bites, which is a real testimony to man’s ability to push the limits.
Just two bites? That doesn’t sound like very much. What about the other competitors?
Several of them wept like babies. One fainted. Another was disqualified for trying to substitute real food he had brought with him. Most just took one look at the table and walked off the stage.
That sounds about right. And what was the prize?
The winner got $750. In one article he said he was going to spend it in a bar. Personally, I don’t think it’s going to be enough….
Contestants take part in the “World Poutine Eating Championship” in Toronto, May 22, 2010. Contestants had 10 minutes to eat poutine, a dish consisting of french fries, cheese curds, and brown gravy.
REUTERS photos by Mark Blinch