Large Forks may curb eating

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A really, really large fork will not allow you to eat at all.

People who use big forks eat less compared with diners who use small forks – but only when eating from a plate loaded with food, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City monitored customers at an Italian restaurant during two lunches and two dinners. With one of the study’s authors and two research assistants serving as waiters, the researchers assigned either large forks or small forks to certain tables…

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Study: Video Games Make You Eat More

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Video games compel you to eat even when you aren’t hungry.

A study in Canada has offered up a new clue to the country’s obesity epidemic.  The study suggested that video-game use is not just a rampant and sedentary replacement for physical exertion, but actually compels players to eat more — even when they are not hungry.

 

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Gluttony Pants: Chris Cosentino’s Pants Designed Specially For Eating

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Pig Out Dude!
Offal enthusiast Chris Cosentino, of the San Francisco restaurant Incanto and The Next Iron Chef, has teamed up with the zany apparel company Betabrand to create the first ever pair of pants designed specifically for eating.Made in small San Francisco sew shops, these $100 “Gluttony Pants” have all the bells and whistles serious foodies need, including…

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Spider Pizza

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It’s tasty and crunchy. It’s spider pizza. It’s real and you can order this dish at a pizzeria in Okinawa, Japan. The pizza is created under the direction of Takao Matsuba of the Insect Cuisine Eating Association.
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Drug Screening At A Pie Eating Contest?

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No drugs used here!

Baseball, football, bodybuilding — so many sports have been impacted by athletes secretly using performance-enhancing drugs. Sadly, even competitors in pie-eating competitions have resorted to such nefarious cheating. But officials at the upcoming World Pie Eating Championships in Wigan, UK have taken steps to keep athletes honest:

Championships Executive President Tony Callaghan, owner of Harry’s Bar, said: “Gravy has traditionally been the performance-enhancing drug of choice amongst pie eaters at this level, but since we banned it after a series of questionable concoctions were created by contenders, they’ve been trying to find other ways of generating lubricative advantage – and we’re hearing rumours that cough mixture is the new Bisto…

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World Stinging Nettle Eating Championship Attracts Record Crowd

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Mmmmm…. Hurts so good?

In a sunny garden in deepest Dorset yesterday 65 people – their faces rigid with pain and disgust – gathered in a quest to be crowned the King of the Stingers.

There is no easy route to winning the World Stinging Nettle Eating Championship, held each year in the village of Marshwood near Bridport. It takes skill, it takes endurance … it takes great blistering chunks out of what used to be your taste buds.

Smart competitors squash the leaves into tight little balls which they try to throw straight to the back molars. Then you try to munch them up and swallow with as little contact as possible. The problems begin when the nettles start to back up in the mouth and … arrrrrgh!

Competitors are served two-foot-long stalks of nettles from which they must pluck and devour the leaves. The bare stalks are then measured and the winner, after an hour of combat, is the one with the greatest accumulated length.

(nettle eating video after jump…)

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Le Whif: Zee New Chocolate Inhaler

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Chocolate for the time impared

Pitched as “a revolutionary new way of eating chocolate,” Le Whif will come in four chocolate flavors: mint, raspberry, mango and plain. It is the invention of Harvard Professor David Edwards and appeals to the chocolate-ologist in all of us:

“Over the centuries we’ve been eating smaller and smaller quantities at shorter and shorter intervals. It seemed to us that eating was tending toward breathing, so, with a mix of culinary art and aerosol science, we’ve helped move eating habits to their logical conclusion. We call it whiffing.”

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