Monday, September 21, 2009

Mmm... Grits

What is wrong with the world when I have to find out about a grits eating contest in Louisiana from the Philidelphia Enquirer? Not only that, but a guy from Royerford, Pennsylvania wins the title? Peter Mucha wrote the story of professional eater/information technology manager, "Humble" Bob Shoudt's victory at the World Grits Eating Championship held at Harrah's Louisiana Downs last weekend in Bossier City. Fighting my own gag reflex, I tell you that Shoudt ate 18.98 pounds of grits in 10 minutes in Louisiana. And that was after he had eaten 33-1/2 quarter-pound burritos just the day before to take the New Mexico state burrito eating championship for the second year in a row. Yuk.
I'll stick with the corn grits at Zea's. And I'll take my time. More here.

Photo by Flirty Kitty


  1. Wait a minute. There people traveling around the world and making a living doing eating contest? Are there professional eaters?

  2. Indeed,there are professional eaters. They even have a group called the International Federation of Competitive Eating, more commonly referred to as IFOCE. Visit them here:

  3. That website is awesome. The eater profiles are too much fun.