Frederick Kaufman, author of A Short History Of The American Stomach (Harcourt), says scarfing down food is one of the characteristics of American culture, and the Super Bowl is the day to celebrate that.
Kaufman says, The Super Bowl has become our No. 1 eating holiday. Theres no question that its replaced Thanksgiving.
For Super Bowl XLIII (Feb. 1), Kaufman says fans will revert back to their inner caveman when devouring what he calls true traditional American cuisine soda, potato chips, and pigs in a blanket.
He explains, People will eat like pre-historic animals. Well eat with our fingers and guzzle down beer. It makes us feel like weve had a good Super Bowl.
Kaufman says chomping on high-fat foods that have no sustenance makes us proud to be American, so the Super Bowl is the ultimate patriotic social event.
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