I can’t decide what I find more amazing about the news story, Woman Sets Speed Record Eating 72-Ounce Steak: is it the size of the steak (four and a half pounds!) or the speed it took Molly Schuyler to eat it (four minutes!)?
There used to be a reality show on the Travel Channel, Man v. Food, in which the host took on eating challenges at restaurants around the United States. On one episode he ate a bucket of chicken wings, on another episode he ate a gigantic burrito–you get the idea. I first discovered the show when I was pregnant and ravenous and nauseous (all at the same time) years ago. The show has since wrapped production but it airs endlessly in repeats so you can still catch it if you want to watch a guy eat a whole mess of not-always-appetizing food.
Here’s a bit from the episode filmed in Philadelphia where he ate a giant cheesesteak, natch.
I like burritos and chicken wings and steak as much as the next non-competitive food eating woman, but just last week at Outback Steakhouse® I dithered over whether to order the 6 oz. or 9 oz. filet.
My Patient Bloke Husband: How hungry are you?
Sheila Me: I’m pretty hungry.
My Decisive Bloke Husband: The nine ounce.
Sheila Me: I may not be that hungry.
My Five Year Old Joey: (pointing to the 20 oz. Porterhouse) I want this.
My Nine Year Old Joey: You can’t get that. You have to order off the Joey menu. (pointing to the 24 oz. ribeye) I’m gonna order that, though.
Outback Server: Are you folks ready to order?
My Annoyed Bloke Husband: They’ll both have the Grilled Cheese-a-roos. She’ll have the 9 oz filet and I’ll have the New York Strip. And a Classic Steakhouse Martini. Make it a double.
Needless to say, I didn’t finish the 9 oz filet (I knew I should have ordered the 6 oz!) and I can’t imagine a scenario in which I could scarf down 72 ounces of beef, like Molly Schuyler did. And she weighs 120 pounds, so she ate 1/27 of her weight! She’s sort of like those ants who can lift 50x their own weight, only instead of heaving that grain of sand to the very top of the anthill, she eats it!
You can (still!) watch episodes of Man v. Food on the Travel Channel. Check your cable listings for dates and times.
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