Blog: Glamorising gluttony

Catherine Sleep | 5 July 2004

"I think he has proven, once again, that he is one of the finest athletes of any sport in the world." Who are we talking about? Roger Federer? Angelos Charisteas? Er, no.

The quote refers to Takeru Kobayashi, world speed-eating champion. His latest feat is to swallow 53 and a half hot dogs, and their accompanying buns, in just 12 minutes. The hot dog competition has been running at New York’s Coney island since 1916 and is a highlight of the annual calendar of the International Federation of Competitive Eating.

Call me a killjoy but perhaps it’s time to call it a day. Glamorising overeating is just soooo last millennium.

Japan speed-eater gobbles title


BLOG

Brexit customs "could cost UK traders GBP4bn a year"

As the rain hammers on our windows this afternoon (11 September), a report in the UK offers companies doing international business some gloomy reading - post-Brexit customs could cost the country's tr...

BLOG

Do you get just-food's newsletters? You need to do something

If you receive just-food's newsletters, we have a message....

BLOG

UK consumers to cut back on fruit and veg - and point to Brexit, study says

Whatever your view on Brexit, a piece of research issued today (18 July) in the UK on fruit and veg consumption will likely unite more of you than last year's divisive vote....

BLOG

Cyber attack - another wake-up call for business

A month after an international cyber attack hit entities including the UK's National Health Service and Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica, another has caused havoc around the world, affecting business...

just-food homepage



Forgot your password?