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Happy Fourth Of July!

2008 Topps Allen and Ginter # 109 Joey Chestnut (Hot Dog Eating Champion) MLB Baseball Card

What better way to celebrate America than with a 2008 Topps Allen and Ginter # 109 Joey Chestnut (Hot Dog Eating Champion) MLB Baseball Card? Keep it in your wallet so you remember how many hot dogs you’ll have to eat to break the record!

Hint (from Wikipedia):

In the 2012 contest, Chestnut won his sixth consecutive title by consuming a record-tying 68 hot dogs and buns (HDBs) in ten minutes.

Yikes. Hmm, maybe you’re better off not trying to pretend like your backyard BBQ is the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. In fact, I’m sure you are!

July 4, 2013   No Comments

Popcake pops out pancakes automatically

Popcake, the automatic pancake making machine

Pancake eating contests can really put a strain on a kitchen. All the measuring, whisking, pouring and flipping can certainly get in the way of all the other cooking that needs to be done. No offense to all the great pancake chefs out there, but the only fair way to hold a pancake eating contest is to make sure every pancake is exactly the same. While I doubt Popcake, the automatic pancake making machine was made specifically for such events, I’m betting the device is capable of producing some pretty consistent results. At 180 pancakes per hour, it certainly should be able to keep pace.

Teflon coated belts cook the pancakes without fats or oils and deliver the finished pancakes into one convenient stack. Pancake size and color is adjustable, and several varieties of Popcake mix are available. The foodservice industry may not be too interested in pancake eating contests, but for convenient pancake making, Popcake can’t be beat. (It’s also apparently the only automatic pancake making machine available.)

May 27, 2009   4 Comments