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Saturday, July 7, 2018

Miki Sudo: Competitive Eater

I'm taking a bit of a leap here, but the 2018 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Championship was won by Miki Sudo who ate 37 hot dogs (buns and wiener) in 10 minutes.

It was her 5th win at the event in a row.

Sudo's father is Japanese, and her mother Euro-American. She was born in 1985 in New York City, but moved with her family to Japan when she was five years-old, living in Japan for seven years before the entire family returned to the U.S.

Her total of 37 hot dogs wolfed down isn't her best total, and is her lowest total since she gobbled down 34 in 2014.

In 2015 she consumed 38 hot dogs; in 2016 it was 38.5; and in 2017 she managed to get 41 hot dogs down her gullet.

The above photo is from this year's event, and yeah... it's hardly flattering... then again, no speed eating competition really is.

As such, here's an image of Miki Sudo from a few years ago:

As of this article's publication, I am now the editor of a major Canadian food magazine in my day job. I love food, know a thing or two about it, can't cook, but sure as heck know how to eat it.

I've been to slaughter houses and seen animals killed and made into various meat products that I gladly ate. I love sausages, and I sure as heck love hot dogs. I've eaten a few of each this past week.

But 37 hot dogs consumed in 10 minutes... man... I think stuff like that and the men's winner Joey Chestnut and his 74 hot dogs devoured are intriguing, but I actually like to taste my food.

You know... enjoy it.

Anyhow... because I know you want to see it, here's a clip of the 2018 women's event:

Andrew Joseph
PS: On an unrelated story, Steve Dikto, the co-creator of Spider-man, and one of the best comic book artists ever, was found dead on June 29, 2018 at the age of 90. RIP, Steve.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Toronto's Japadog

Check out this Toronto Star article on a Japanese woman from Yokohama who arrived in Toronto a few years a ago as a teenager not knowing anyone or speaking any English and now has her own food sensation here known as the Japadog: HERE.

Andrew Joseph