I thought I’d hop on ClickHole.com real quick to see if any of you know how to get in touch with competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi. This is a bit urgent.
His personal website, KobayashiTakeru.com, has an email address on the contact page for “messages and questions regarding any business opportunities.” I already wrote to it a few times yesterday and this morning, but haven’t received a reply. I’m not sure whether Kobayashi manages his own site, or if he has someone running it for him, but it’s important that I speak directly to Kobayashi himself.
Japanese competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi stars in this faux trailer by item idem. Created for White Zinfandel food magazine, the video casts Kobayashi as an Emperor like figure, first being hand fed grapes before gorging himself. The CyCy Sanders directed piece begins with a montage of Kobayshi’s Guinness Book of Record’s listed achievements before playing on Kobayashi’s athletic prowess.
The Great New York State Fair kicked off last Thursday, and on Sunday, visitors were treated to the repulsively gluttonous gastronomical mysticism of Takeru Kobayashi. Kobi broke a world record by eating 110 hot dogs (without buns) in 10 minutes.
Oh, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways! And who doesn’t love a warm, melty grilled cheese sandwich? Here are 6 fascinating facts about the grilled cheese that you may not know:
April is National Grilled Cheese Month
The grilled cheese sandwich is a variation of the French recipe, the “Croque Monsieur,” a hot ham and cheese sandwich served in bars since the early 1900’s.
The Grilled Cheese Sandwich was invented in the 1920’s and was served openfaced until the 1970’s when Canadian restaurant owner, Canadian restaurant owner by the name of Dach Johnston, added the second slice of bread to top off the sandwich.
Takeru Kobayashi holds the world’s record for most grilled cheese sandwiches consumed by consuming 13 of them in under a minute – that’s almost 1 grilled cheese every 5 seconds.
British Chef Martin Blunos currently holds the title for the “World’s Most Expensive Grilled Cheese”, which he made in 2010. The cost: £111.95, which converts to $186. He used a special white truffle cheese, 100-year-old Balsamic vinegar, sourdough bread, and some edible gold dust for added shimmer.
Other names for the grilled cheese include Toasted Cheese, Cheese Toastie, Tosti, and Cheese Jaffle
Kobayashi! I was listening to the Uhh Yeah Dude podcast on my way home from work and they were talking about the Nathan’s Famous hot dog eating contest. Brought up memories of my days in NYC and my love of Kobayashi. I seriously watched the True Life: I’m a competitive eater that he was on about 10 times.