46 Latkes Wins Contest For Power Eater
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. Hanukkah began Sunday and along with the holiday: A latke eating contest. Latkes are crispy, golden-colored potato pancakes often topped with applesauce and sour cream. Pete Czerwinski ate them with more latkes on top. The young man gorged on 7 pounds of latkes to win the contest in Lake Grove, N.Y. — that's 46 pancakes. He calls himself a "power eater" and says his brain never signals that he's full.
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