The Minnesota Hotdish Hot Dog

Chuck Zimmerman

Contest Winner Jill BlissenbachI like to think that if you put enough toppings on a hot dog you have a gourmet meal. Now I’m sure of it.

Food

Egg McMuffin Not a Kroc

Chuck Zimmerman

Egg McMuffinLet’s all celebrate with Herb Peterson. According to a story in the Chicago Sun, he was just honored with a lifetime achievement award by McDonald’s Corporation for inventing the Egg McMuffin among other things. He did so after becoming frustrated that the restaurant didn’t have a breakfast menu. Thanks to the Meatingplace for the heads up.

Food

Hot Dogging It

Chuck Zimmerman

Joey ChestnutThis is too good to pass up. In qualifying for the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest, Joey Chestnut (pictured) downed 50 hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes. This was last week at the Las Vegas qualifier. It is an American record. You can see a complete story on ESPN. Something I just learned in researching this story is that there is an organization called the International Federation of Competitive Eating. In regards to the Joey Chestnut record, IFOCE President Richard Shea said “This is the greatest thing to happen in the history of American sports. Joey Chestnut’s accomplishment may change the course of a nation.”

Food

Best Food Nation Needs New Media

Chuck Zimmerman

Best Food NationCan you say “Lost Opportunity?” I just saw a notice about Best Food Nation, a website created to provide the public with the facts about food and done with the support of 18 organizations which I’ll list later in the post. I guess someone’s not reading AgWired.

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