European eating challenges and contests category

Teesside Live has an article about Leah Shutkever setting the parmo challenge record at Central Park in Middlesborough, England.
Leah Shutkever faced off against Damian the Builder in a 6 pound Christmas dinner eating contest at The George Pub in Stockton on Tees England for an On the Tools TV video.
The 2019 "World Pie Eating Championship" will take place tomorrow at Harry's Bar in Wigan, England. The competition will be restricted to the top 2 finishers from the 2018 contest with the general public relegated to an undercard.
The twitter for Russia Today posted an excerpt from a Raina Huang video where she attempted an eight pound sushi roll at Octopus Restaurant in Glendale, CA. The tweet currently has 364 comments.
Leah Shutkever faced off against strongman competitor Eddie Hall in a five pound chicken and chips challenge at the Digbeth Dining Club. (Eddie Hall's video).
"UK Chilli Queen" Shahina Waseem attempted to eat over 100 Carolina Reaper peppers today (aftermath video).
The Newcastle Chronicle has an article about Kyle "Kyle v Food" Gibson.
Radim Dvoracek ate 15 veggie burgers in 30 minutes to win the first prize of 1000 Swiss Francs (about $1010) in today's eating contest at the Grand Casino in Basel, Switzerland.
Birmingham Live has an article about Kate Ovens attempting a three foot long hot dog at Oh My Dog in London.
Radim Dvoracek has posted the top 3 in last nights Great British Eat Off 3kg burrito eating contest at Man v Food in London: 1) Leah Shutkever 2) Kyle v Food 3) Radim Dvoracek
The Grand Casino in Basel, Switzerland will hold a veggie burger eating contest on November 16 awaring 1000 / 500 / 250 Swiss Francs (about $1000/$500/$250).
Wayne Algenio will face off against World's Strongest Man Eddie Hall in an eating contest on an episode of "Eddie Eats America" that will be televised on the UK channel Dave on Sunday. The competition was recorded at Mac Shack NY, whose owner Kevin "BlaccLyte" James recently passed away.
The New York Post has an article about Englishwoman Charna Rowley quitting her job to focus on a youtube channel (currently at 3,040 subscribers) in which she eats meals containing up to 5,500 calories. Boy George,former lead singer of the Culture Club, was unimpressed by the the career decision.
Julie Sephi set the record for the Cruiseschip sandwich challenge at Broodjeshoek in Balen, Belgium (video).
A 77 year old diner completed the 1.4 kg burger challenge at Bene's Burger Meisterei in Kipfenberg, Germany.
The George Pub and Grill in Stockton on Tees, England announces the British Eating League.
El Español has an interview with Spanish competitive eater Joe Burger Challenge.
The Man vs Food restaurant in London will hold the Great British Eat Off on November 13. A "huge cash prize" will be awarded to the first finisher of a giant burrito. Leah Shutkever is expected to attend.
Birmingham Mail has an article about Leah Shutkever completing the mixed grill challenge at Rowley Bar and Grill.
Market Square in Orpington, England will hold a hands-free spaghetti eating contest on September 7 awarding £250 to the winner.
Romsey Advertiser has an article about UK competitive eater "Hungry Ronin", who works as an action performer in films.
"UK Chilli Queen" Shahina Waseem defeated Johnny Scoville at the Chilli & Cheese Festival in Guildford, England to extend her career undefeated streak in spicy eating contests. (video)

50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 porridge eating contest talk

Today is the 50th anniversary of a conversation about a porridge eating contest between mission control and the crew of Apollo 11:

Bruce McCandless in Houston: And in Corby, England, an Irishman, John Coyle, has won the world’s porridge eating championship by consuming 23 bowls of instant oatmeal in a 10-minute time limit from a field of 35 other competitors. Over.

Astronaut Michael Collins: I’d like to enter Aldrin in the oatmeal eating contest next time.

McCandless: Is he pretty good at that?

Collins: He’s doing his share up here.

McCandless: Let’s see. You all just finished a meal not long ago, too, didn’t you?

Aldrin: I’m still eating.

McCandless: Okay. Does that — that —

Collins: He’s on his — He’s on his 19th bowl.

A recording of the conversation was used in a commercial for Quaker Oats UK starring Buzz Aldrin.

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A segment about Leah Shutkever from the recent Channel 4 documentary titled "Battle of The Super Eaters" can be viewed on youtube. The documentary can be viewed in its entirety for the next three days for free on the channel's website.
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