The pictures you're about to see would make your nutritionist want to beat you with a celery stick but let's face it, during the holidays we are all bound to indulge a little. We've worked hard since Memorial day to work out for bikini bods and a piece of apple pie isn't going to give you cellulite. But speaking of food, let's really explore the obsession with American extremes from eating competitions, and with many food vendors offering prizes for vigilant eaters like the famous Nathan's hotdog competition in Coney Island, extreme eating is guaranteed for this weekend.
Food is an all-American sport comparable to baseball and there is no better time than July 4th to reflect on the delectable pleasures of living in the land of the free. Eating, cooking, boozing are community buildling experiences especially with family and friends we have missed. Finally the holiday is here and we have your all-American favorites supersized in the following pages in case you volunteered to feed an entire neighborhood or just really, really hungry.