THE BIG EAT 2009
28th October 2009
WANTED: 50 HUNGRY BRITS
(GULP…) Don’t 12 months go quickly when you’ve got RAGING INDIGESTION ? Yes, it’s that time of the year again, the season when ravenous hordes descend on the bastion of good taste and perfect table manners known as WOOKEY HOLE and try to break the British record for STUFFING THEIR CAKEHOLES with mince pies.
And this year that could mean YOU!
Wookey Hole is looking for contestants and spectators for this year’s BIG EAT competition, if you think you are up to the challenge and would like to try and win £1000 (first place) then submit your details here
All entrants must be 18 years or older
If you live in Bristol, you might be chuffed to know that you’re topping the list – at least of Asda pies. Asda have produced an entertaining little press release indicating which areas sell most mince pies. According to them, sales are booming, having gone up 300% compared with last year’s figures. Well, finally the world is catching on – what else can we say?
Check it out for yourself: http://www.asda-press.co.uk/pressrelease/142
In the ultimate test of Christmas cheer, budget buys are up there with the best, says which.co.uk as it reveals the results of its mince pie test*.
Continue reading Which.co.uk – Budget stores have stars in their pies
Can the cheeky chef come up with a better mince pie?
Well he likes to think so….
Continue reading Jamie Oliver – My New Mince Pies
The results are in from the “Big Eat” held a Wookey Hole on Tuesday 18th November 2008. This year there is a new champion. Denzil Gunner, 30, took 10 minutes to devour 41 minces pies – missing out on the world record by five pies!
Continue reading Big Eat 2008 – Results
We are so impressed by Denzil Gunner efforts in managing to eat 41 pies in just 10 minutes! That 4 Pies a minute!
We even found a YouTube video of the event!
Continue reading Big Eat 2008 – Video
Here’s one for history gurus: Did you know that Samuel Pepys was a fan of Mince Pies – check out references in his diary
“This book is intended to be read in bed. Please do not attempt to read it anywhere else”.
Well, so says the opening line of “Mince Pie” by CHRISTOPHER MORLEY. If there are any book lovers out there, we’d love to know what you think of these freebie e-books, digitized in February last year. (we haven’t got time to read, just eat… what do you think this is, the holiday season or something?) Does the story have anything to do with Mince Pies at all, or is it just a ruse to get us to read it?
Mince Pie: Adventures on the Sunny Side of Grub Street By Christopher Morley, Christopher Darlington Morley, Walter Jack Duncan Published by Doubleday, Doran & company, inc., 1919 Original from the University of Michigan Digitized Feb 8, 2007 296 pages Link
Alternatively, if you’re looking for something to read with your children, this one is apparently a classic THE MINCE PIE Laura E. Richards. Copyrighted 1903 Link
The Great Egg Race man, Heinz Wolff, is still alive! I didn’t follow any of his technical discussion on protons and what-not, but this is worth watching, just to see a grown up scientist playing with his food. Fab.