Thursday, January 31, 2008

Super Bowl Is The New Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The traditional Thanksgiving feast is getting sacked by a new culinary celebration.

A Short History of the American Stomach (Harcourt) traces the history of Americans’ eating habits back to the first Thanksgiving, and author Frederick Kaufman says the Super Bowl has eclipsed Turkey Day when it comes to classic American chowing.

Kaufman says, “No one looks forward to green bean casserole and turkey on Thanksgiving. It’s more about football anyway. Now we have the Super Bowl, which is about eating.”

Kaufman’s book details the crazy quantities people will consume during Super Bowl XLII this Sunday (Feb. 3), which includes 11 million pounds of potato chips, eight million pounds of tortilla chips, and 4,000 tons of popcorn.

He says, “Now just like Paul Bunyan used to eat only moose meat, we only eat frozen, breaded mushrooms, pigs-in- a-blanket, and eight million pounds of guacamole. It’s the classic American way of celebrating our victory over our foes by eating tons of strange substances.”

A Short History of the American Stomach hits shelves February 3.

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