Wednesday, December 24, 2008

We talking bout PRACTICE

One of the problems I see in US food culture (if it exists) is the prevalance of rewarding mass eating. The most famous example is the Coney Island hot dog challenge, but any American city you go to, there are a million opportunities for you to try to eat an unreasonable amount of food to earn a pittance. I love the idea of a duo finishing up a Pointersaurus or a crazy person drinking 5 malts at Crown Candy as much as the next person, but I wish that kind of thing didn't proliferate the everyday dining experience. It's only a skip away from that kind of culture to the Supersized fast food meal or the ubiquitous huge portions at restaurants. Maybe if eating itself was an enjoyable, entertaining and fulfilling experience, we wouldn't have to make it an event where people end up puking. A meal is not a frat party, you know?

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