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    Man eats 21 pounds of grits for title




    Man eats 21 pounds of grits for title


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    He'll never want breakfast again.
    Pat Bertoletti, a mohawk-sporting chef from Chicago, gulped down 21 pounds of buttery, goopy grits in 10 minutes to win $4,000 in the first World Grits Eating Championship at Louisiana Downs on Saturday.
    The grits were presented in 2-pound trays, each about 8 inches by 6 inches and 1 1/2 inches deep, said Ryan Nerz, a spokesman for Major League Eating.
    Bertoletti, in a statement, said the race "tested our stomach capacity like no other."
    The buzz going in was that a lot of grits would go down because they are so easy to eat, Nerz said. There were nine contestants, and the top three ate a combined 60 pounds.
    Tim "Eater X" Janus of New York was second, with 20 pounds. Joey Chestnut of San Jose, Calif., who this summer ate a record-breaking 66 hot dogs in 12 minutes to become world hot dog-eating champion, finished third, polishing off 19 pounds.
    The top seven eaters split $10,000 in prize money.
    Grainy grits dried, ground corn that is then cooked back into mush or the soupy consistency used for the championship are a Southern staple. They are often eaten for breakfast with butter or even sugar; sometimes chilled and then fried in slices; and, for more substantial meals, fortified with stronger-tasting foods such as cheese, bacon, shrimp.




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    Sugar?? Who in the world would ruin good grits with SUGAR??!!

    21 lbs is incredible though, wow!
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    21 pounds of grits in 10 minutes takes title

    21 pounds of grits in 10 minutes takes title

    Chicago chef Bertoletti wins inaugural grits-eating world championship

    Updated: 3:57 a.m. CT Oct 1, 2007


    BOSSIER CITY, La. - He'll never want breakfast again.


    Pat Bertoletti, a Mohawk-sporting chef from Chicago, gulped down 21 pounds
    of buttery, goopy grits in 10 minutes to win $4,000 in the first World
    Grits Eating Championship at Louisiana Downs on Saturday.


    The grits were presented in 2-pound trays, each about 8 inches by 6 inches
    and 1 1/2 inches deep, said Ryan Nerz, a spokesman for Major League Eating.


    Bertoletti, in a statement, said the race "tested our stomach capacity like
    no other."


    The buzz going in was that a lot of grits would go down because they are so
    easy to eat, Nerz said. There were nine contestants, and the top three ate
    a combined 60 pounds.


    Tim "Eater X" Janus of New York was second, with 20 pounds. Joey Chestnut
    of San Jose, Calif., who this summer ate a record-breaking 66 hot dogs in
    12 minutes to become world hot dog-eating champion, finished third,
    polishing off 19 pounds.


    The top seven eaters split $10,000 in prize money.


    Grainy grits dried, ground corn that is then cooked back into mush or the
    soupy consistency used for the championship are a Southern staple. They
    are often eaten for breakfast with butter or even sugar; sometimes chilled
    and then fried in slices; and, for more substantial meals, fortified with
    stronger-tasting foods such as cheese, bacon, shrimp.

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    As Joe Pesci said in My Cousin Vinny:

    "What exactly, is a grit"

    "When I'm driving along and I see a sign that says, CAUTION: SMALL CHILDREN AHEAD,
    I slow down, and then it occurs to me, I'm not afraid of small children"!

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    This occurred in my hometown, Bossier City, LA... A great place!!

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    I think I'll have a nice, modest bowl of grits now. With salt and butter. I will occasionally chunk some bacon in there, but I've never really had them any other way.
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    Any man that puts sugar in his grits, will suck a .....

    Well, you know.
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    *gagging*

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    Instant grits?
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    I slow down, and then it occurs to me, I'm not afraid of small children"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cidp24 View Post
    Sugar?? Who in the world would ruin good grits with SUGAR??!!

    21 lbs is incredible though, wow!

    Growing up in New Jersey, my first experience with grits is when I was in the Army in North Carolina. The only way I could eat them was with sugar and a bit of honey. Otherwise it tasted like I was eating paste.
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    My gosh. It'll be like pooping sand for a week.

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    Believe it or not, grits can be eaten fried in butter with Maple syrup although I don't especially like the taste. Butter, salt and Tabasco sauce is still the best.

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