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The World's Largest Cheese Wheel

I'd heard that the World's Largest Wheel of Cheese was going to be on display at Grand Central Station here in New York but decided I was too buzy/lazy to go check it out myself, but my friend Ranjit went yesterday and took this photo. The 1,323 pound wheel is a Gouda made by Beemster in the Netherlands last July and its trip to New York was sponsored by local heroes Murray's Cheese. It looks fantastic and Ranjit said Beemster's cheese is delicious (he had a slice from a smaller wheel) but I have to admit I'm kind of disappointed by the size of it. A six foot wide cheese is not something to sneer at, to be sure,... More

Behind the Scenes at the World's Largest Buffet

When I think of places to go for buffets, I tend to think "Vegas!" and not really ever "Ohio!"—but the Holmes County Amish Flea Market in Walnut Creek, Ohio, recently claimed the Guinness World Record for World's Largest Buffet. The Cleveland Scene checked out the carnage: The scrumptious-looking fried chicken is gone by 11:40. Roast beef is history by noon. "This was a helluva long way to come for beans," grumbles one old-timer, as he chisels bits of meat loaf off the bottom of an aluminum pan. Finally, by 3:30—with hundreds of people still in line—carnivores are completely out of luck. To compensate, volunteers begin giving away copies of the event's $15 cookbook; nonetheless, nearly 50 pissed-off diners eventually demand... More

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