Man eats 13 lbs of poutine in 10 minutes
The Canadian Press
Published Saturday, May 22, 2010 3:03PM EDT
TORONTO - It's more of a haute cuisine version of hot-dog-eating contests.
Pat "Deep Dish" Bertoletti of Chicago has become the world poutine eating champion today after scarfing down 13 pounds of gravy-and-cheese-soaked fries in a mere 10 minutes.
He edged out 11 fellow stars of Major League Eating and three Canadian amateur eaters by consuming box after box of poutine at Toronto's BMO Field in the first ever World Poutine Eating Championship.
And it's not his first time going into a fiendish food frenzy --Bertoletti holds 26 other of these types of records including titles for gobbling down a 16-inch pizza, over nine pounds of blueberry pie, 1.75 gallons of ice cream, 275 pickled jalepenos -- even a whole turkey.
Not everyone lasted the entire gluttonous contest, as two competitors threw up and had to call it quits.
Bertoletti won a trophy and the $750 top prize at the event, which was held prior to the Toronto FC/New England Revolution Major League Soccer game.
Joe Shlabotnik's poutine picture from Flickr