"Something with eggs.... Cool Hand Luke! Cool Hand Luke in an egg eating contest!"
"Hmm... perhaps not."
Pitch Meetings of the Eat! Be Mary! Editorial team have a particular zest. Things can get heated. We're quick to green light a personality quiz on what kind of pie you are (because that's important), but we do raise eyebrows at nods to certain classic competitive eating cinema moments. We had a contentious debate on the merit of Cool Hand Luke.
Between you and me, Cool Hand Luke is laughable to true competitive eaters. Paul Newman may have a jawline that won't quit, but 50 eggs?! Is that is? The record currently stands at 141 in 8 minutes. Pride won't allow me to endorse the movie.
However, these are some flicks with foodie moments we can flack.
I woke up feeling especially crabby on Thursday. And by "crabby", I mean I was craving seafood.
Normally, I start my day with a big glass of water, a piece of fruit, eggs, and if I am really hungry maybe some toast. So, I did what any reasonable person would do. I ignored my cravings and followed my routine.
I showered, took a moment gaze at the glittery tutus and sequined corsets in the my closet, then dressed myself in a "normal person" costume before making breakfast. Some people admire Superman, but to me, Clark Kent is the real hero. It's not easy trying to blend in.