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Monday, April 26, 2010


It took 10 minutes for Joey Chestnut to devour 8.7 pounds of deep fried breaded Asparagus. This was just enough for Joey "Jaws" Chestnut to regain his title of "World Champion Asparagus Eater'. We were privileged to witness this gastronomical feat. This contest took place at the 25th annual Asparagus Festival held in Stockton California.

It was a beautiful sunny day. A wild and crazy marching band snaked its way through out the festival to celebrate this joyous celebration of the 'Spears of Spring'. Bubba Paris was so happy that he signed autographs for a fee. Martin Yan demonstrated how to cook Asparagus in his amusing presentations. All these jubilant events worked us into a ravenous state of hunger.

We headed to "Asparagus Alley and ordered some deep fried breaded Asparagus. We could not duplicate "Jaws" record, but we did our best. I am not sure if this booth was selling Turkey or Vulture legs.

It was a beautiful day to celebrate Asparagus. 'Blue Oyster Cult' took the main stage and rocked the house. They probably could of used a little more 'cow bell'. This is an event that entertains. We are all ready thinking about next year.


Anonymous said...

Deep fried asparagus? Really? How was it?

Chilebrown said...

It was better than good. Oh my!

Zoomie said...

We had asparagus burgers the year we went - not recommended! :-)

Chef JP said...

Looks like a swingin time was had by all. That asparagus looks damn good!

Rev. Biggles said...

Well, if you're going to eat veggies, deep fry the suckers! I smoked some baby backs and grilled a bunch of other goodies throughout the weekend.

xo, Biggles

cookiecrumb said...

Biggles: You didn't say "meat," not even once.

Chilebrown said...

Zoomie, I cannot even imagine.

Chef JP, We love Asparagus. The festival is a hour and a half drive away. It is so worth it.

Rev. Biggles and cookiecrumb, We only had vegetables at the festival. I thought Asparagus was a religion?

A Year on the Grill said...

HMMM... coconut rum fried asparagus???

Greg said...

Deep fried asparagus...that is a thing of beauty!

Chris said...

My favorite vegetable in the world!

Chilebrown said...

A couple of more weeks and Asparagus will be gone.We will take advantage while we can. I love Asparagus!