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It May Be the World’s Largest, But Where’s the Green Chile?

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A new Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Commercially Available Hamburger was set on Saturday, July 2 at the County Fair in Alameda, California. Weighing in at 777 glorious pounds, the mutant “Juicy’s Outlaw Burger” was created by Juicy’s LLC. After a total of 13 hours’ cooking time and the obligatory weigh-in, the burger was split up and shared …

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For Carnivores Only: The Meating Place of Smoke & Spice

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By Dave DeWitt and Nancy Gerlach The first outdoor cook to use chile peppers during a barbecue was Jaguar Claw, a somewhat hen-pecked paleo-Native American who lived in the Amazon Basin about 20,000 years ago. He had dispatched his prey with his spear, had butchered the world’s largest rodent with his new flint carving knife into chunks, and was contemplating …

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It’s Time to Enter Your Products in the Scovie Awards!

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Now in its 16th year, the Scovie Awards is the world’s largest professional competition for fiery foods and BBQ products. Produced by Dave DeWitt’s Sunbelt Shows—producers of the National Fiery Foods & BBQ Show—the Scovie Awards gives manufacturers the chance to see how their products stand up to the competition. A Scovie win gives a company the opportunity to promote …

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Dave DeWitt’s Chile Podcasts Continue

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Hey all you folks out there in what passes these days for Radio Land! The Pope of Peppers has a new installment of his his weekly podcast: an interview with chilehead and entrepreneur Harald Zoschke, who founded Germany’s first retail store for lovers of fiery foods. Check out the free podcast here. Dave’s other podcast guests have included such hot …

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Munchathon: Food Trucks with an Obstacle Course? Of Course!

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Eat your way through the first-ever Munchathon, a food-themed fun run and obstacle course featuring local food and beverage vendors, which takes place at Oak Canyon Park, near Irvine Lake, California on July 16. The event will have two major elements: the 5K run/walk with food/beverage stops and food-themed challenges, and a festival featuring dozens of gourmet food trucks. This …