Luke O’Brien profiles the personality that put competitive eating on the map.
Are you the Che Guevara of gurgitation or the Kenny Powers of power eating? I asked him. He paused, then laughed: I am both! […]
Kobayashi focuses so completely during contests that he blocks out flavor. If you taste something, you’re not at the maximum of your ability, he says. What I think about in competition is temperature and texture. It has nothing to do with taste or emotion.