Christian Verdon; City Lawyer by day, big eater by night, agreed to undertake a triple threat challenge – the Meateasy Triple Chilli challenge at MeatLiquor. What follows is a live blog of his attempt. And yes, it’s as grizzly as it looks.
Today, we spoke to spice enthusiast Tom Parrott to get the low down on how best to get into eating spicy food.
After weeks of work, my map of UK food challenges has finally launched! I hope you find it helpful; I believe it is the most comprehensive and up-to-date database of UK food contests. Here are some highlights:
Here’s a roundup of April eating competitions in the UK, courtesy of the EatFeats. The competitive eating database lists the following contests for this month. Know of any others? Tweet us @ExtremeEatsUK
- The Duke of Cumberland in Somerset is hosting a sausage eating contest at 6 pm on 4 April. The challenge: you have ten minutes to eat as many sausages as you can.
- Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club will hold a hot dog eating competition as part of its Coney Island Party and Freakshow on 12 April: ’50s R&B, a fairground, freakshow acts, and a five minute hot dog eating contest. What more could you want?
- The Clarendon in Warwickshire has a chilli ice cream sundae eating contest on 19 April. Sounds a bit yuck to us, but see if you can stomach it!
- Blackpool is hosting a chilli eating contest as part of its “Chilli Fiesta 2014” on 26 April. As the event poster says, “No chilli too big! No chilli too hot enough! Don’t talk, eat!”
The challenge: 30 Wings cooked in “The Rib Man’s Holy Fuck Sauce” (Naga chilli based), Fries, Slaw & Blue Cheese Dip.
Click on the video for answers to the questions, and watch the full interview at the bottom of this post.
One of the first challenges Extreme Eats covered was the Frank’s Hot Sauce: Battle of the Bones at Brick Lane Chicken Wing House Sticky Wing on . Competitors from across England had 5 minutes to eat as many spicy buffalo wings as possible. Despite fierce competition, plucky Londoner Shareen “Juno” Carter won, winning £1500. Heartwarmingly, she elected to donate it to the Tsunami relief fund in the Philippines, where her fiance lives. What follows is a photo gallery covering the event.