Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Totally True Tuesday ~ The World’s Largest…

Summer is almost here and with it brings barbeques, picnics and beach fun. These occasions are great, but what makes them even better?

Fun Food!

Hot dogs, hamburgers and pizza have been the staple of many summertime get together. They’re simple to make, fun to eat and always bring a smile to the faces of young and old alike. These culinary delights are great as they are, but what if they were made bigger? Grab your appetite and check out the world’s largest hot dog, hamburger and pizza.

Hot Dog A-Plenty

Foot-long hot dogs have become more and more popular, but what about 250 feet of delicious deli? The good folks of Monterrey, Mexico, set out to break the world’s record and they did it! This huge 76.23 meter hot dog took the prize beating out Japan’s 61 meter (200 feet) hot dog.
Did you know…
the average hot dog is eaten in 6.1 bites?
…26.8 million hot dogs are sold in US stadiums? That would circle the bases 36,000 times!
…hot dog eating champ, Takeru Kobayashi, breaks his own record by eating 53 and 3/4 hot dogs in 12 minutes?
Super-Size Me
The fast food industry may have a super-large menu option, but it has nothing on the world’s largest hamburger.

This mega-meat-monster was made at the Alameda County Fair and weighed in at 777 pounds; officially the world’s biggest. It took 14 hours to cook, was 5 feet in diameter, 3 feet thick, plus it held 50 pounds of lettuce, 12 pounds of pickles and 50 pounds of onions. After weighing the burger, hundreds of people paid .99 cents to sample a bite of this meat-tastic delight.
Did you know…?
Americans consume approximately 13 billion hamburgers a year?
…the first hamburger was made in Hamburg, Germany?
…60 percent of all “sandwiches” sold are hamburgers?
That’s One Big Pizza!
Whether you like it thick or thin, loaded up or just with cheese, pizza is a fast all-in-one tastey meal. The world’s biggest pizza, however, is another story. Made in Norwood, South Africa, this gargantuan pie was 122 ft. 8 inches in diameter and was topped with 3,960 pounds (1,800 kg) of cheese, 19,800 pounds (900 kg) of tomatoe puree and 19, 800 pounds (900 kg) of chopped onions.
Did you know…?
around 251,770,000 pounds of pepperoni is consumed every year?
…34 percent of all pizza orders want pepperoni?
…some popular pizza toppings in Japan are squid, mayo and potatoe?
Wonder Word
~ culinary ~ relating to the kitchen or cooking
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