I hope you all know who Takeru Kobayashi is. He’s possibly the greatest competitive eater of all time. Yeah, yeah, there is Joey Chestnut to compete with, but when it comes down to who is the most exciting, it always comes back to The Tsunami.

This will be his first Thanksgiving and he’s set to celebrate it in the US in a big way. He’ll be at a friends house where he’ll take down an entire turkey. There is no word on the size of the bird, but even a small one weighs in at 14lbs. He’s also got a heap of sides to go with it, including corn on the cob, beets, okra and pumpkin pie.

That’s a whole crap load of food. I’m set to take down a bunch of turkey, mashed potatoes, ham, gravy, and pies myself but I don’t think I’ll come anywhere within reach of the legend himself. I always go into the meal with eyes bigger than my stomach. I imagine that I’ll eat 5 plates worth of comma inducing grub but I tend to bow out after the second (with maybe a few nibbles more). Then after a nap and maybe some coffee…more pie of course. And who can resist all the wonderful leftover dishes you get to whip up over the weekend. Just don’t forget the Moistmaker.


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