The Airing of Grievances
Monday, November 29, 2004
Takeru Kobayashi Is Not Impressed
From NY Newsday:
A world championship was on the line, and Eric "Badlands" Booker was determined to win. So he went to a deli, bought a few matzo balls, took them back to his home in Copiague and placed them on his kitchen table. And he began to talk to the matzo balls.Eh, mildly impressive. But if the man steps up and throws down fifty pieces of Gefilte Fish in 25? Then, well ... I'm not quite sure what.
"What's the quickest way of eating you?" Booker asked. When the conversation was over, he had his answer: In thirds, and like an apple. Booker now holds the world record: 21 baseball-sized matzo balls in five minutes and 25 seconds.