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These superfoods will kick your fucking teeth in


Then shove them down your throat.

BA makes offer to buy AB InBev

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

BA's #TakeCraftBack campaign going from strength to strength, with bid lodged to buy Big Beer's biggest brewer.

BA to buy Anheuser-Busch InBev?

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

BA launches #TakeCraftBack campaign, says it seeks to buy Big Beer's biggest brewer.

Death Pepper Tequila Tonic

By guest editor Amber Seree

Forget the lemon and salt. Chillies are what your tequila needs. Amber Seree has the low-down.

Scott's fruitcake alive and well

By guest editor Richard Caldwell

Richard Caldwell lifts the lid on the world's oldest living fruitcake, recently unearthed by Kiwis in Antarctica.

Man Eater opens in London

By sea monkey affairs correspondent Lee Allen

New hipster hang-out puts real human flesh on the menu. Lee Allen has the details.

Ding Dong Merrily on High

By guest editor Richard Caldwell

Norwich clergyman opens Mitre pub next door to his church. Richard Caldwell investigates.

Goat's Milk scoops top gong

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

Church End's Goat's Milk named Supreme Champion Beer of Britain at CAMRA GBBF.

Action burgers!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Food fighters Freak8r, the Spicochist and Hoosier Redneck go big-time burger bonkers.

Let's get shitfaced!

By campaigns editor Keith Oberdada

Snowflakes slam new campaign to promote drinking on farms.

Happy birthday, Miki!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

The R&H pays birthday honours to superchomping superchamp Miki Sudo.

Indie or imposter?

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

How do you know your craft's what it claims? SIBA and the BA might have the answer.

Chocolate Marble lands winter gong

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Marble's Chocolate Marble stout crowned Champion Winter Beer of Britain.

Spring is in the air

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

BA unveils list of spring seasonal craft beers.

Winter Ales Fest starts tomorrow

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

CAMRA's National Winter Ales Festival kicks off tomorrow (17/2/16) in Derby.

Pasty museum to open in Par

By rag picker Reg Pecker

Cornish pasty museum to open next year.

Up in the air for Ozzle ale

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

British Airways passengers to get St Austell Tribute.

The battle for hearts and arteries

By guest editor Richard Caldwell

Noted fast food franchise and pitiful setting for first dates across the globe announces plan to recklessly jump the shark, writes Richard Caldwell.

UK pub closures fall!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

New CAMRA stats show slight drop in UK pub closures but beer tax cuts still needed to aid 'fragile recovery'.

Bude flies flag up BeerX, mind

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Cornish brewer lands own bar at this year's SIBA BeerX bash.

Mmm Mmm's Top 10

By engobulation editor Tracy 'Mmm Mmm' Goode

Tracy 'Mmm Mmm' Goode counts down his Top 10 competitive eating moments of 2015.

How to make a fruitcake

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Want to make a lovely Christmas fruitcake? Then you really must watch this fantastic video from HowToBasic.

Happy birthday, Molly!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

The R&H wishes many happy returns to Molly Schuyler, one of the greatest gurgitators ever. Fact.

Four clubs go head to head

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

CAMRA announces its 2016 Club of the Year shortlist.

CAMRA authors land gongs

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Three CAMRA authors win gold and silver at recent British Guild of Beer Writers Awards.

Well rammed Quim

By pre-op rugged outdoors type Quim Dexter

Quim has a gas with his/her new lunch catcher, a .177 HW90.

US breweries reach record high

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

US brewery numbers surpass historic high of 1873, latest BA stats reveal.

Happy Easter, everybody!

By staff writer Stafford Wrighter

It's the first day of December and we've just been sent our first Easter-related press release.

Happy Thanksgiving!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

The R&H wishes all our American readers and writers a very happy Thanksgiving.

Osborne disappoints

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

CAMRA and BBPA react to UK chancellor's Autumn Statement.

Hot dogs Devon style, mind

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Watch the Devonshire Idiot & Co push hot dog scoffing to the max.

Bacon-scented underwear!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

J&D's Foods unveil underpants that smell of bacon. Seriously. This is not a joke.

A bit of chocolate with your cuppa?

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Watch Naader 'Freak8r' Reda do a pound of chocolate while having a nice hot drink.

St Austell gets creative

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

St Austell unveils Small Batch Brewery with new limited-edition beers available at forthcoming Celtic Beer Festival.

CAMRA takes stand on allergens

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

CAMRA's beer festivals to stop ordering brews that don't list all ingredients.

A better deal for pubs

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

UK pub bodies call on chancellor for fairer deal for pubs.

Drinking in a winter wonderland

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

BA publishes craft beer winter seasonals listing and food pairing chart.

St Austell launches Mena Dhu

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

St Austell Brewery marks International Stout Day with launch of Mena Dhu Cornish Stout.

Quim by night

By pre-op rugged outdoors type Quim Dexter

Bunnies beware because Quim's got a new night sight.

Happy Halloween!

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

The R&H wishes a happy Halloween, Allantide and Wszystkich Świętych to all our readers and contributors on all planes of existence everywhere.

Learn yourself beer

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

CAMRA releases sixth edition of 'Cellarmanship' guidebook while BA updates online Beer 101 course.

Devonshire mangoes are go!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

K-Lee Init quenches her thirst with an 850g mango pulp chug.

RIP Xanadu

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

The R&H pays tribute to competitive eater Stephanie 'Xanadu' Torres, who died yesterday (30/9/15).

Robin Hood crowned king for cider

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

CAMRA names Robin Hood & Little John best UK cider pub while British breweries hit new highs.

A national disgrace

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

UK comes 'pathetic' 19th in EU booze consumption rankings.

Fall beers while beer falls

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

BA releases autumn craft beer listing while BBPA announces downward spring beer stats.

Six ways to enjoy craft beer in Boston

By Bengal Tigerfishbollockhead

Looking to enjoy some craft beer in Boston? Check out these great suggestions.

The great Kentucky pie slaughter

By guest editor Richard Caldwell

A savage look into the savage heart of savage competitive pie eating in the savage American heartland. Or how I stopped worrying and learned to love the Mayberry Pie Festival.

Halloween in August

By staff writer Stafford Wrighter

We've just had our first Halloween-themed press release of the year and it's a recipe. So here it is verbatim...

This Pub Matters

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

New CAMRA/government initiative launched to help save the British boozer.

A perfect pairing

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Like beer? Like insects? Then why not try a Glow-worm?

GBBF fast approaches!

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

Polish your drinking boots: the Great British Beer Festival starts in less than a fortnight.

Kok Wang was right!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

After Nathan's, Megatoad now beats Jaws at Hooters; Kok Wang exonerated for 2012 Dick Rampant shooting.

Wise advice

By Michelin tyre master chef Gus King

Gus King has some wise words for anyone cooking with chillies.

Big jump in craft beer production

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

US craft beer volumes jump 16% year-on-year, BA stats reveal.

Megatoad wins Nathan's

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Megatoad defeats Jaws to bag Nathan's Mustard Belt; Miki Sudo retains women's crown.

CAMRA London pub guide launched

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

CAMRA publishes latest 'London's Best Beer Pubs & Bars' guide.

Fink Beats the Stomach!

By engobulation editor Tracy 'Mmm Mmm' Goode

The duo behind gurgitatory podcast Fink Beats the Stomach chat with the R&H's Tracy 'Mmm Mmm' Goode.

The Zombie apocalypse begins

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Watch Horde Lord Zombie speedbosh a load of grub then drink somebody else's puke to boot.

Save our small cider makers!

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

CAMRA to present Downing St with 26,000-signature petition to save UK's small cider makers.

Long live the Prince Edward!

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

Prince Edward becomes second Hackney boozer to get ACV status.

Fusion fish fingers

By Michelin tyre master chef Gus King

Looking to add some pzazz to your fish fingers? Gus King knows how.

Calling all UK gurgitators!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Japanese TV station seeks UK alimentary athletes to compete for place in US speedscarfing contest.

Pizza Punisher punishes gyros

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Robb 'Pizza Punisher' Zipp unleashes full-frontal gyros attack. Watch it here now!

Here comes the summer!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

BA's CraftBeer.com releases summer seasonal craft listing.

Snakebites on a plane

By booze editor Dr Miltov Lamprey (struck off)

Fancy a beer on a Ryanair flight? Lamprey has the answer.

Pheasant and wood pigeon in cider

By pre-op rugged outdoors type Quim Dexter

Pre-op Quim braves split nails to bag and cook some woodies.

A week of beer!

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

American Craft Beer Week kicks off Monday.

Terr'd on Crisps: Tayto

By crisp magnet & expert on everything Daryl Terr'd

Daryl Terr'd scoffs a load of Tayto crisps, Northern Ireland's favourite brand.

Victory for the Chesham!

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

Hackney local saved from destruction as publican signs 15-year lease with thwarted developer.

Big-up for Bodmin boozer

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Hole in the Wall in Bodmin named one of CAMRA's top local pubs.

Terr'd on crisps

By crisp magnet & expert on everything Daryl Terr'd

Daryl Terr'd appraises new Cola Monster Munch then scoffs the lot like a greedy twunt.

Happy Easter from the R&H!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

We're celebrating with vids from Dude, Where's My Challenge?, Freak8r, the Devonshire Idiot & Co and the 13th Floor Elevators.

Heineken buys BrewDog and Rogue

By Finchley Fox

Dutch giant to 'consolidate' breweries into one 'industrial craft beer super site'.

BA announces US top 50s

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

BA names Yuengling largest US craft brewer by sales volume.

Marston's to buy Thwaites'

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

CAMRA "very concerned" by Marston's £25m acquisition of Thwaites'.

US craft exports nudge $100m

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

US craft beer exports up 35.7%; UK named one of the fastest-growing markets.

Happy Community Pubs Day!

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

CAMRA celebrates Community Pubs Day (today; 23/3/15) with "three huge campaign wins".

Victory for St Austell!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

St Austell Brewery's Big Job wins big gongs at SIBA's BeerX Festival while Tribute takes taxi up Lunnun to celebrate "cosmic birthday".

A chat with two legends

By engobulation editor Tracy 'Mmm Mmm' Goode

Aaron 'A-Train' Osthoff and 'Big' Brian Subich talk to Tracy 'Mmm Mmm' Goode about the greatest sport on Earth.

Stephanie says

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

All Pro Eating's Stephanie 'Xanadu' Torres takes time out to talk to the R&H.

Rabbit burgers with Quim Dexter

By rugged outdoors type Quim Dexter

Quim Dexter reports from the kitchen, where he's just cooked a bunny in a bap.

Beer duty cut again

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

CAMRA, the BBPA and Pubs of Ulster have all welcomed the third consecutive cut in beer duty announced in the Budget today (18/3/15).

No bleddy carrots in a pasty!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Carrots in a pasty is worse than dog poo in a pint but new old footage reveals this heinous crime has been dogging the nation of Cornwall for years.

Wortley wins club crown

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

CAMRA names Wortley Men's Club in South Yorkshire National Club of the Year.

Craft hits double digits

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

US craft brewers up market share to 11% by volume, new BA stats reveal.

Death-trap pasties hit Cornwall

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Black-market pasties putting lives in danger; pasty bomb found in Hayle.

Alcohol consumption drops again

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

UK alcohol consumption drops to lowest level this century but beer ups market share, new stats reveal.

A key to the mysteries

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

BA's CraftBeer.com adds new online Beer Styles Guide.

Mini doughnut record smashed

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Freak8r sets yet another record by ramming 16 mini doughnuts down his cakehole in under a flippin' minute.

Salutes to the Salutation

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

CAMRA crowns Salutation best boozer in Blighty and Elland 1872 Porter best winter beer; LSL slams decision to name Griffiths Pub Parliamentarian of the Year.

Cut that beer duty!

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

New report adds weight to calls for "third, historic cut" in UK beer duty.

A Deep Dish and a Wing Bowl

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Deep Dish wins Wing Bowl XXIII with new contest record; Molly Schuyler second; Notorious B.O.B. third.

British beer sales finally rise

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

Total UK beer sales up for first time in nine years despite slight slip in pub sales.

Beard-friendly pubs?

By society editor Wolfgang Bang

The Beard Liberation Front (BLF) has announced the UK's top five most 'beard-friendly pubs'. Wolfgang Bang is not amused.

UK pub closures escalate

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

New CAMRA stats show 29 pubs closing each week, up from 16 four years ago.

Mrowisko rules!

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake
Poznan, Poland

Love beer? Love flippin' ace pubs? Then get yourself over to Mrowisko in the Polish drinking capital of Poznań.

Cyclops widens its eye

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

Cyclops Beer embraces craft, expands tasting notes to include keg and lager.

CAMRA seeks stunners

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

CAMRA on hunt for Blighty's best-looking boozers.

The double Damon taco takedown

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Damon 'the Omen' Wells bilocates while Kevin Ross clones himself three times.

Save the Chesham Arms!

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

Hackney residents gear up for crucial battle to save local pub. We hope they win.

The Muffin Man delivers

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Were Damon 'the Omen' Wells and Frank Zappa separated at birth? You be the jury!

CAMRA's quest for quality clubs

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

CAMRA kicks off search for UK's best heritage clubs.

Ten Snickers while planking?

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Freak8r takes gurgitation to new heights while lying on his stomach.

Freak8r's record ravioli reprise

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Naader 'Freak8r' Reda takes on a bloody big tin of ravioli and sets a new world record to boot.

An open letter to ESPN

By MLE gurgitator and official R&H reporter Tracy 'Mmm Mmm' Goode

US broadcaster ESPN will not be showing live coverage of Nathan's this year. Like a lot of people, Tracy 'Mmm Mmm' Goode ain't best pleased.

Tomato fingers

By Michelin tyre master chef Gus King

Bored of life/out of vinegar? Gus King will blow your mind.

BBPA slams free-of-tie

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

BBPA identifies statutory code for UK pubs as potentially costly threat to jobs; dismisses calls for free-of-tie option.

US craft beer ads set to rise

By rag picker Reg Pecker

North American readers can expect to see more craft beer ads shortly.

UK pubs to get statutory code

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

UK government announces plans "to protect thousands of publicans from unfair treatment and hardship".

Vatican crisps and beer exclusive!

By crisp magnet & expert on everything Daryl Terr'd

Daryl Terr'd blows the lid on the startling truth about beer and crisps within the Holy See.

Ronnie's off to Coney

By editorial assistant Sand Toxic

The Real American and the Deep-Fried Diva win through to Nathan's while Megatoad gobbles to glory on his birthday.

Crisps and biscuits health shocker

By crisp magnet & expert on everything Daryl Terr'd

Criticising a crisps-heavy diet could be bad for your health.

The Real American

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

On the eve of an epic dog fight, MLE's Ronnie Hartman tells the R&H why he's no longer called MegaByte.

Summer is a-coming in

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

BA releases list of US summer seasonal craft beers.

Behold the burger battlers!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Matt 'Sweet Tooth' Cohen and John 'Riverazilla' Rivera bolt back the burgers while Naader 'Freak8r' Reda tries his hand down at the chili pepper casino.

Pubs are GREAT

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

New website proves once and for all that pubs are bloody brilliant.

Megatoad smashes gyros record

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Megatoad outscoffs Jaws in Texas kebab battle while Sean 'Flash' Gordon and Marlene Wigginton go through to Nathan's.

Hop shortage threatens craft?

By rag picker Reg Pecker

Could the growing popularity of craft beer lead to a serious shortage of hops?

Words of the Wing War warriors

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

The R&H speaks exclusively to some of the gurgitators who locked oesophageal horns at the Eastern Shore Wing War in Maryland this past Sunday.

Craft beer style guide released

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

BA greatly revises style guidelines for craft beer.

Defuse the pubco "time bomb"!

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

CAMRA demands action on Great British Pub Scandal; delivers pubco petition to Vince Cable while campaigners descend on Westminster.

Jaws wins second Wing War

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut romps to victory in Maryland chicken wing fest; Adrian 'the Rabbit' Morgan second; Michelle 'Cardboard Shell' Lesco third; Miki Sudo fourth.

One nation under a brew

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Grab your drinking boots because this Monday sees the start of American Craft Beer Week.

UK drinkers, pull your finger out!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

UK alcohol consumption falls to lowest level this century, BBPA stats reveal.

Marking the days

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

The R&H may have been offline for the past three weeks but Naader 'Freak8r' Reda, Matt 'Sweet Tooth' Cohen and Tracy 'Mmm Mmm' Goode most certainly weren't.

World Beer Cup winners announced

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

More than 250 breweries from 22 countries win a total of 281 gongs in "one of the largest commercial beer competitions to date".

BBPA slams fee change proposals

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

UK plans to change licensing fees could dry bum small pubs.

Let's do lunch

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Freak8r takes on an absolutely sodding huge pizza with John Rivera while also boshing Taco Bell's full breakfast menu and 150 Chicken McNuggets to boot.

Shark attack caught on camera

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Shark slaughters squid and octopi; shows no mercy to ink-squirting tentacled things whether cooked or raw.

Full Throw Down low-down

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Wicked! Here's our full Wind Creek's Throw Down write-up. Read it now without delay!

Kevin

By Michelin tyre master chef Gus King

Looking to jazz up your family mealtimes? Gus King has the answer.

Get down your local!

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

CAMRA has kicked off Community Pubs Month with its list of Local Pubs of the Year plus some rather alarming stats.

EU rules against craft beer

By Henbane Hemlock QC

New ruling could force craft beer from market due to "lack of clarity".

Nathan's pushed back to August!

By Wendy Creek

NEWS FLASH! July 4 final postponed; contest moves to Cleveland.

US beer rankings out

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

BA releases listings of the Top 50 US craft and overall brewing firms based on 2013 sales volumes.

Pubs get World Cup extra time

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

BBPA welcomes UK government's decision to relax licensing hours for England World Cup matches.

Megatoad turns the tables in tacos

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Megatoad romps to victory in Creek Indian tacos with monster gut count. Jaws takes silver; Miki Sudo bronze.

Jaws slides past sliders record

By editorial assistant Sand Toxic

Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut wins first Wind Creek's Throw Down chowdown. Megatoad second; Eater X third.

What the f--k's a Cornish plait?

By hungry hack Ignatius Rake

Weird pasty clone found lurking in Belfast Co-op.

US craft exports surge

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

The international market for US craft beer enjoyed "significant expansion" last year, buoyed on by rocketing demand from Canada, Europe and East Asia.

Key limes and a dash of Tabasco

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

The Spicochist takes on a load of key limes while LA Beast chugs a serious quantity of hot pepper sauce.

Show your love with beer!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Beer isn't just ace. It also makes an ideal gift for both Mother's Day and Father's Day too. Apparently.

Coast-to-coast chicken wolf-down

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Distance proves no barrier to US Male and Damon the Omen as they battle it out with big buckets of grub on either side of the States.

Randy's bloody big breakfast

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

You can't beat a fried breakfast. Unless you're Randy Santel. In which case, you can beat one weighing the best part of four kilos.

A "stellar year" for craft beer

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

Craft beer continues its upwards march in the States, new BA stats reveal.

Osborne cuts beer duty again

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

For a second year running UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has reduced beer duty tax by a penny.

Happy St Patrick's Day!

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

Flippin' heck! It's March 17!

The lady is a champ

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

MLE number four competitive eater Miki Sudo talks exclusively to the R&H about the press, training and the year ahead.

Skip to the sklep

By hungry hack Ignatius Rake

Sod Tesco's. Get down your local Polish shop for some top tasty tucker.

Carol

By Michelin tyre master chef Gus King

Want to take cooking to the next level? Gus King's your man.

Real or craft?

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Real ale and craft beer's the same thing, right? Hmm, not really…

Craft to triple but who's buying?

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

The US craft beer market looks set to hit $18bn (£10.8bn) by 2017, largely thanks to younger punters.

Freak8r goes bananas!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Quite literally. Watch him scoff 30 of 'em in 13 minutes.

Spring has sprung!

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

Winter officially over as US Brewers Association (BA) releases list of seasonal spring craft beers.

BBPA highlights "huge" pub tax bills

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

UK pubs hit by tax and related bills of more than £122,000 ($204,200) a year, says British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA).

St Piran's Day pasty smoothie

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

It wasn't just the people of Cornwall who were knocking back the pasties and booze on St Piran's Day yesterday. So too was the Devonshire Idiot. Mind you, he also had a blender handy.

UK pub closures hit 28 a week

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) calls on government to establish Pubs Watchdog, close planning loopholes and freeze beer duty.

Moscow mealtime manna

By hungry hack Ignatius Rake

Hungover hack stumbles upon top-bollock soup in Russian fast food joint.

From Russia with booze

By booze editor Dr Miltov Lamprey (struck off)

Khamovniki El Grande beer and Tsarskaya Gold vodka get the thumbs up from resident soak Miltov Lamprey.

Get ready for a week of craft beer

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

May might seem like a long way off right now but American Craft Beer Week is rapidly approaching.

The early bird catches the Jester

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

Rooster unleashes Jester but you'd better get your skates on.

Jarl brewer to double production

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

Scotland's Fyne Ales has just kicked off a £2m ($3.3m) expansion project at its brewery in Cairndow, Argyllshire.

Dunham Porter best UK winter beer

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

Greater Manchester-brewed five-percenter becomes second porter on trot to scoop top winter gong.

Beer 'n' gravy 'n' mind-blowing chilli

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

It's a well known fact that beer pairs well with many foods. Such as three pints of turkey gravy. All mixed together and then necked in under five minutes.

A walk on the weird side

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

National Winter Ales Festival opens tomorrow in Derby while Rotherham Real Ale & Music Festival kicks off in a fortnight.

A pint of Quo?

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Veteran cheesy rockers Status Quo have just inspired a new pint. Heavy notes of denim expected.

St Valentine's Day cherry pop

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Freak8r feels the love with a special St Valentine's Day chocolate massacre.

UK pubs face fee change threat

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

Locally-set licensing fees could put UK pubs at the mercy of "cash-strapped councils", the BBPA warns.

Pasta bean bollocks

By Michelin tyre master chef Gus King

Want to impress a veggie? Gus King shows you how.

Swan with Two Necks top UK pub

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

The Swan with Two Necks named UK National Pub of the Year while the Pandora Inn wins gold at South West Tourism Awards.

Wing Bowl results: WIP statement

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

BREAKING NEWS: Wing Bowl organiser issues statement to the R&H regarding this year's results.

Tapping the barrel

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

Lack of clarity holding back UK craft growth, says international market research firm.

Chilli chorizo gas gusher

By Michelin tyre master chef Gus King

Want to break wind like Freddie Mercury in that Queen song? Gus King shows you how.

New best beer practices out

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

US Brewers Association unveils new advice for storing and handling craft beer.

Jaws spoons through Brown Ceiling

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Jaws wins RP Funding World Chili Eating Challenge with new world record; Notorious B.O.B. second; Eater X third.

Top tips for a top tramp

By society editor Wolfgang Bang

Nothing beats drinking in the great outdoors. But what can you do to maximise your tramping experience? Seasoned tramper Wolfgang Bang has some handy pointers.

Hot Brazilian oral action

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Spicochist wrestles Brazilian Ghost while Sweet Tooth drinks hot coffee.

Wing Bowl: The eaters' perspective

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

As the dust settles on Wing Bowl XXII, the R&H speaks to some of the top gurgitators that waged wing-based war in Philly last Friday.

Stop supermarket pub conversions

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

Two pubs a week killed by UK supermarket conversions; Tesco named as biggest culprit.

Chuck's fish and dog food delight

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Fancy a refreshing smoothie? Chuck from the Bronx has just the thing for you.

Respect to the Giant!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Reckon you could outdrink André the Giant? Like f--k you could!

Molly wins Wing Bowl XXII

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Molly Schuyler smashes Kobayashi's 2012 record to lift Wing Bowl crown; Deep Dish second; Bear third.

Dry January "a load of old pony"

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

Anti-drink campaign slammed by science.

Banana bacon yoghurt

By Michelin tyre master chef Gus King

Is everything really better with bacon? Gus King thinks so.

Big brewers target craft growth

By rag picker Reg Pecker

As sales for mass-produced beers fall, large US brewers are increasingly looking to tap the growing craft dollar.

From fandom to Nathan's

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Competitive eating superfan Val Bromann talks to the R&H about winning through to the greatest gurgitatory battle of them all.

January is for drinking!

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

Beer and pubs contribute £19bn to the UK economy each year. Do your bit and drink us into a boom!

Crazy Legs Conti in da house!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

In yet another world exclusive, stalwart superscarfer Crazy Legs Conti (CLC) talks to the R&H about life, love and gurgitation.

Chicken popcorn

By Michelin tyre master chef Gus King

Want to make chicken popcorn? Gus King shows you how.

Feasting for under a fiver

By frugal food expert Daryl Terr'd

Eating well in London need not cost you an arm and a leg, as Daryl Terr'd found out on a recent trip to the Great Wen.

In vino veritas

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Double Welsh wine chug. Get on!

Hot dogs, cold shrimps

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Aaron 'A-Train' Osthoff and Val Bromann are through to next year's Nathan's while Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut sets monster new shrimp record in seriously tits-freezing-off conditions.

Secret Santa? Secret sadist!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Mystery figure inflicts misery and suffering on whole host of YouTube gurgitators.

Pie and Meanies

By Michelin tyre master chef Gus King

Feeling nostalgic for the heady days of rave? Gus King recreates an early 90s classic.

Beers by the Mekong

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake
Vientiane, Laos

Not for nothing is Beerlao billed as the "national beer of Laos", as this particular hack discovered when he went for a few scoops in Vientiane.

Xanadu eats to the beat

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

What would life be without music and gurgitation? Bloody shit, that's what. So come tap your toes as Stephanie 'Xanadu' Torres rams 7 lbs of chicken down her gob.

Bacon noodle eggs

By Michelin tyre master chef Gus King

Love Asian food and fried breakfasts? Gus King gets his wok out.

From 10 to 12

By booze editor Dr Miltov Lamprey (struck off)

Good news from Belfast: Harp lager now sold in 12-packs. Miltov Lamprey's well chuffed.

Chilli con beany fart dog pasta

By Michelin tyre master chef Gus King

Want fusion food and flatulence? Gus King has just the ticket.

CAMRA slams Marston's pub sell-off

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

Sale of 202 pubs to retail property developer is "bad news for communities".

Happy Thanksgiving!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Freak8r and Megatoad celebrate this quintessential American holiday with a shitload of cream and gravy.

Meat jam pitta

By Michelin tyre master chef Gus King

Looking for a quick and tasty lunch? Gus King's in the mix.

Happy birthday, Jaws!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

The R&H pays tribute to Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut, the world's greatest superscarfer, who turns 30 today.

El egg rice

By Michelin tyre master chef Gus King

Finally got to the shops but there was sod all there? Gus King holds the key.

Frozen peas

By Michelin tyre master chef Gus King

Still haven't been to the shops and can't be arsed to cook? Gus King has the answer.

Pea pasta perfection

By Michelin tyre master chef Gus King

F--k all in the house to eat again? Gus King's got it covered.

A sock full of jam?

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Mmm Mmm socks epilepsy in the gob while Freak8r boots it in the berries.

Unleash the Vulcans!

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

Vulcan to the Sky Trust scrambles new fund-raising beer in honour of last flying Vulcan bomber.

F--k cancer!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Sweet Tooth's back and this time he's on a Movember mission to maul cancer.

365 dates with Mary

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Gurgitators! Never miss a chowdown again by using Mary 'I Love 'Em Hot!' Bowers' new 2014 calendar!

Twinkies and brats

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut stuffs 121 Twinkies down his gob in six minutes while Molly Schuyler boshes 40 brats in eight.

Happy Halloween!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

And what better way to celebrate this distorted Celtic harvest festival than watching this twisted vid from Damon 'the Omen' Wells?

Tom Oliver wins Pomona Award

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

Herefordshire cider and perry maker scoops prestigious CAMRA gong.

Post-match Jaws

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

As promised, here's the full and exclusive interview Jaws gave us after he'd just shoved a world record amount of poutine down his gob in Toronto.

Rake wins poutine wooden spoon

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Jaws sets monster new record; Megatoad second; Notorious B.O.B. third; Rake bloke comes pathetic last.

Praise Bob!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Notorious B.O.B. wins Ben's Chili Bowl's World Chili Eating Championship, giving us a great excuse to run that interview we did with him a while back.

Choc and awe

By competitive eating editor Naader 'Freak8r' Reda

One million views, 5 lbs of chocolate and one serious choco-chomping Freak8r…

Life and love in the pub

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

Life without pubs would be crap. And we've got the stats to prove it.

Seventy sodding bratwursts!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Jaws, Miki and the Rabbit obliterate MLE brats record; human evolutionary leap commences.

Molly massacres Madison pizzas

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Molly Schuyler wins National Pizza Eating Championship while Bear takes silver, followed by Xanadu and Silo.

Yasir wins cannoli gold

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Yasir Salem lands first MLE crown while Jaws sets apple pie record.

Full metal gurgitator

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

In another world exclusive, Ronnie 'Mega Byte' Hartman talks to the R&H about Nathan's, slugburgers and life as an active-duty food fighter.

Dromore Destroyer keeps his crown

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Ulster oyster eating champ thwarts Megatoad and Notorious B.O.B.; Jaws smashes ribs record; Miki wins twice in Buffalo.

WhatPub goes live

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has unveiled a new website that details nearly 36,000 different real ale pubs across the UK.

Brewing keeps blooming in Blighty

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

The number of breweries in the UK continues to grow, as does the number of female brewers.

Mushy pitta dogs

By Michelin tyre master chef Gus King

Crave sophistication? Gus King's got it in spades.

Megatoad makes it three

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Megatoad sets new gyoza record, usurping Jaws while Miki Sudo takes bronze.

Buy that extra pint!

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

Buying an extra pint a month could save the British beer and pub industry, new research reveals.

Wold Top wins world's top taste gong

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

Yorkshire microbrewery Wold Top wins three gold stars at prestigious Great Taste 2013 awards.

Elland 1872 wins gold again

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

Elland 1872 Porter has won another trophy, landing top gong at the GBBF in London.

Miki sets kimchi record

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Miki Sudo wins Chicago kimchi crown while the Black Widow and the Rabbit tie for second.

GBBF starts tomorrow

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

Grab your drinking boots! The Great British Beer Festival kicks off tomorrow.

Dinner for one

By Michelin tyre master chef Gus King

Entertaining alone tonight? Gus King has the perfect healthy treat!

Pizza fries arise!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

You've read the recipe. Now watch Tracy 'Mmm Mmm' Goode cook up a load of pizza fries then scarf 'em with his fingers.

Twinkies are go!

By competitive eating editor Naader 'Freak8r' Reda

Freak8r salutes the return of the Twinkie by shoving 50 of 'em down his gob in 13 minutes.

Jaws grabs big pair of Hooters

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut wins second Hooters crown; Miki Sudo takes silver, Adrian 'the Rabbit' Morgan bronze.

Tring goes colour mental

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

Tring becomes first UK brewer to use 'applied colour psychology' to appeal to drinkers.

Jarl crowned best Scottish beer

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

Fyne Ales golden ale scoops golden gong at Scottish Real Ale Festival.

Super peas

By Michelin tyre master chef Gus King

Sod all to eat except peas? Gus King works his magic.

Bog roll, beer and bed bottles

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake
Berlin, Germany

Berlin is home to some truly fantastic pubs, but none can rival Klo when it comes to toilet humour and practical jokes.

Bacon pasta

By Michelin tyre master chef Gus King

Didn't think much of your bacon pepper? Gus King didn't either.

Bacon pepper

By Michelin tyre master chef Gus King

Love bacon and peppers? Gus King shows you how to marry the two.

The double-ended dildo pie

By R&H reader Mr Swellmons

We've just received this cock-tastic recipe from a Mr Swellmons of the West Midlands.

Pizza fries!

By MLE competitive eater Tracy 'Mmm Mmm' Goode

Gurgitator + drummer – comma = pizza fries. Check out Tracy 'Mmm Mmm' Goode's kick-arse new recipe today!

Checking out the Ciechan

By some bloke at Cor Blimey!

Ever since Dr Miltov Lamprey (struck off) wrote about Ciechan beer, the whole world has been abuzz with this glorious Polish lager. Sort of.

Beefy eggy peas

By Michelin tyre master chef Gus King

Need something to serve with chips? Gus King has the answer.

Copper Dragon Golden Pippin

By booze editor Dr Miltov Lamprey (struck off)

Miltov Lamprey's just discovered his new favourite ale in a spa town in Yorkshire. He just doesn't know how he got there.

Microwave special fried rice

By Michelin tyre master chef Gus King

Need grub in a hurry? Gus King is here to help.

List your local, save your pub

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

New campaign seeks to stop pubs being turned into bollocks. Top 150 Local Real Ale Pubs also announced.

It's Community Pubs Month!

By guest editor Daryl Terr'd

Get down the pub this minute. It's your moral duty.

Radar love

By Michelin tyre master chef Gus King

Aren't microwaves ace? Gus King thinks so.

Out come the gongs

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

CAMRA to present Elland Brewery with CWBOB award tomorrow while Cheltenham Motor Club named National Club of the Year.

Fish and chips

By Michelin tyre master chef Gus King

Can you improve on perfection? Gus King can.

Doughnuts: The facts

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Like doughnuts? Then you'd better read this...

Beer duty escalator axed at last

By booze editor Dr Miltov Lamprey (struck off)

Finally some good news out of Westminster: they've just binned the beer duty escalator.

Pilchard pasta

By Michelin tyre master chef Gus King

Want to impress your Italian mates? Gus King knows how.

Publican picks Brains twice

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

Brains has walked away from this year's Publican Awards with two gongs while John Longden has been honoured for his Pub is the Hub work.

Curried pierogi

By Michelin tyre master chef Gus King

Love fusion food? Then Gus King's latest Polish-Indian-British treat is right up your street. Kurwa.

Save London's pubs!

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

With the Great Wen's pubs closing at two a week, CAMRA will tonight stage a summit to help stop the rot.

Cyclops supports real ale sales

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

More people would drink real, or cask, ale if they had access to simple, clear beer tasting notes, which is precisely where Cyclops Beer steps in.

The executive sandwich

By Michelin tyre master chef Gus King

Important business lunch? Gus King shows you how to seal that deal.

Deakin bakes second pasty crown

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Billy Deakin has once more baked his way to glory at the second annual World Pasty Championships in Cornwall.

Eggy crisps

By Michelin tyre master chef Gus King

Need ideas for your tea tonight? Gus King has the dish for you.

Leek cake

By Michelin tyre master chef Gus King

Not sure how to celebrate St David's Day? Gus King has the perfect treat.

F--k four-packs

By booze editor Dr Miltov Lamprey (struck off)

Miltov Lamprey has finally found true love. In an off-licence in Belfast.

Support Community Pubs Month!

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

We love pubs. That's why we're throwing our weight behind CAMRA's Community Pubs Month and we strongly urge you to do so too.

Special Pot Noodle

By Michelin tyre master chef Gus King

Looking to jazz up your Pot Noodle? Gus King shows you how.

Chilli tuna

By Michelin tyre master chef Gus King

Not sure what to do with that tin of tuna? Gus King has the answer.

Baum best boozer in Blighty

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

The Baum in Rochdale has been crowned CAMRA National Pub of the Year while Elland Brewery 1872 Porter has been named best winter ale.

The riddle of the beans

By Michelin tyre master chef Gus King

Master chef Gus King throws light on the mysterious world of baked beans.

Doom Bar "coolest ale brand"

By booze editor Dr Miltov Lamprey (struck-off)

The annual CoolBrands® UK branding initiative has named Cornwall-brewed Sharp's Doom Bar "the coolest ale brand in the UK".

Cask overtakes keg

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

Call it real ale, craft ale or just damn fine beer. Either way, cask has overtaken keg as the UK's preferred type of ale. And we think that's worth drinking to!

Hail the egg banjo!

By sandwich expert John Blokker

There are many great foods to be had in the Multiverse but nothing, nothing whatsoever, comes close to the egg banjo.

Real cider sees real upswing

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

It's not just real ale that's booming in Blighty. So too is real cider.

Royal Oak top for cider

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

The Royal Oak in Wantage, Oxfordshire has been named by the UK's Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) as its 2012 National Cider and Perry Pub.

Three grand on booze!

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has issued a last call for people wanting to nab the £3,000 top prize in its 2012 National Raffle.

Scrap the beer duty escalator!

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

Moves to abolish the UK beer duty escalator have taken a major step forward, with a Parliamentary debate now "in prospect".

September sandwich shocker

By sandwich expert John Blokker

The British Sandwich Association (BSA) reports that its sandwich of the month for September is Cheddar cheese with Branston Pickle.

British brewing goes ballistic!

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

Need a reason to celebrate down the pub tonight? Well, crack out the crisps 'cos the number of UK breweries has just hit 1,000!

Check out the Ciechan

By booze editor Dr Miltov Lamprey (struck off)

Lamprey's selfless fieldwork has unearthed another sparkling gem.

CAMRA's British beer bible out now

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

The UK's Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has unleashed the 40 th edition of its Good Beer Guide.

Coniston No.9 named best UK beer

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

The Coniston Brewing Company's No.9 Barley Wine has been crowned the cream of British beer at the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) in London.

The Great Wen goes "brewing crazy"

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

London, the UK's second city after Plymouth, is now home to 30 breweries with yet more on the cards.

Youngsters, get down the pub!

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

New stats show that young people don't go to the pub enough, although those that do are rightly getting into real ale.

Sod the Olympics, drink down Olympia

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

The Great British Beer Festival at London's Olympia promises drinkers a welcome respite from all that overhyped athletics cobblers taking place at the moment.

Roasting in the sun

By culture editor DJ NRG Raver

The water in Majorca don't taste like what it oughta, but the Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pud tastes exactly how it should.

HSD scoops global beer gong

By booze editor Dr Miltov Lamprey (struck-off)

Cornish-brewed HSD recently won a silver medal at the 2012 International Beer Challenge, although Miltov Lamprey reckons it should've grabbed gold.

Bacon mania!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

There's more to bacon than meets the eye, as Sandi Toxic found out when she got tanked up in a supermarket recently.

Drainers on a train

By booze editor Dr Miltov Lamprey (struck off)

Want to travel in style on a Polish train? Then get your lips round some bottles of Dawne.

Belgian beer boots butt

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

Belgium is to beer what Champagne is to wine, with Kwak the finest of the lot.

Dubai sucks

By booze editor Dr Miltov Lamprey (struck off)

Terrible bars, terrible beer, terrible prices: Miltov Lamprey doesn't much care for Dubai.

Ring my bell

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

Any beer lover passing through Harrogate could do a lot worse than paying the Old Bell Tavern a visit.

The pissheads of Zurich

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

If you thought Zurich was just some dull town full of sober bankers, you might want to think again.

On the Bock

By booze editor Dr Miltov Lamprey (struck off)

Lisbon's a lovely city, especially when you're drinking Super Bock.

The best bar in town

By deputy chief hack Charles L'Amour

There's only one pub in Zbaszynek and it's a belter. Especially if you end up there by mistake.

Clubbing in Lautoka

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

The popular image of Fiji is one of white beaches fringed by palm trees. For some reason, it doesn't seem to stretch to clubbing in Lautoka.

Aussie bar prices outrageous, Muriel!

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

If you go to Melbourne expecting to party hard with grog-swilling ockers then you're in for a bit of a shock. And so too is your wallet.

Chicken vomit

By hungry hack Ignatius Rake

Not sure what to do with your leftovers? Why not make something quick and tasty? Or failing that, make some chicken vomit instead.

Fingerprints of the Jacks? (Pt 1)

By hungry hack Ignatius Rake

South America abounds with mysteries, such as the Nazca Lines and the Lost City of Z. But who built the pasties of Chile?

How to cook a romantic dinner

By food editor Pierre Gunka

Food editor and celebrity chef to the stars Pierre Gunka shows you how to win the heart of that special someone.

What's cooking in the khazi, ma?

By hungry hack Ignatius Rake

There can be very few people who don't dream of eating their dinner out of a toilet. Well, in Taipei that dream can come true every single day.

How to make a sandwich

By food editor Pierre Gunka

Food editor and celebrity chef to the stars Pierre Gunka shows you how to make a sandwich to die for.

Face stuffing Seoul style

By hungry hack Ignatius Rake

Eating foreign food can be a complicated process. Fortunately, for this particular hack his new mum was on hand to help him out in Seoul.

How to cook a breakfast

By food editor Pierre Gunka

Food editor and celebrity chef to the stars Pierre Gunka shows you how to fix the perfect start to your day.

Monster mealtimes revisited

By competitive eating editor Naader 'Freak8r' Reda

Like a good wine, some things improve with age. Naader 'Freak8r' Reda takes a trip down gurgitatory memory lane.

Molly new Caribbean Queen

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Molly Schulyer triumphs at National Caribbean Food Eating Championships while Bear sets new pulled pork record.

Megatoad slugs Jaws in Corinth

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Matt 'Megatoad' Stonie beats Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut in slugburgers; sets new world record to boot.

Puke and ice cream

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Reversals of fortune aren't pleasant but sometimes in the sport of gurgitation they just kinda happen.

Bear tops APE rankings

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

All Pro Eating names Jamie 'the Bear' McDonald its top-ranked eater and announces string of forthcoming food fights.

Ice cream or straws?

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Sweet Tooth and Freak8r set new ice cream record while chap in India shoves 1,001 straws in his gob.

Nathan's and more

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Hot dogs and apple pie: the R&H looks back on July 4, a great day in gurgitatory history.

Sixty-nine bloody hot dogs!!!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Jaws wins seventh Nathan's on the trot with new world record while the Lovely comes within a gnat's bawhair of beating the Black Widow.

Happy Independence Day!

By competitive eating editor Naader 'Freak8r' Reda

Need a break from hot dogs? Then why not watch Naader 'Freak8r' Reda scoff a load of apple pies?

The champ gets chomping

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

With the 2013 Nathan's Final just hours away, Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut talks to the R&H.

Miki Sudo speaks

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Here's our now slightly out-of-date interview with the woman setting the world of gurgitation alight.

Nathan's tomorrow, mind

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

It's July 4 tomorrow and that can only mean one thing: Nathan's!

Mental monster Monster chug

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

In need of a pick-me-up? You might want to watch this vid from the Deadly Sins.

Happy Canada Day!

By competitive eating editor Naader 'Freak8r' Reda

Watch Freak8r and the Spicochist pay tribute to Canada via the medium of gurgitation.

Update: Miki out of Nathan's

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

NEWSFLASH!!! Miki Sudo has now confirmed to the R&H that she won't be eating at this year's Nathan's.

Miki Sudo pulls out of Nathan's?

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

NEWS FLASH!!! Miki Sudo will not appear at the forthcoming Nathan's final, local media reports.

Randy Santel celebrates in style

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Randy Santel is a man on a mission: a mission to eat his age in freebie birthday meals.

Miki smashes Hooters record

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Miki Sudo wins final Hooters qualifier in Las Vegas with absolutely flippin' humungous total.

A Toad's eye view

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Matt 'Megatoad' Stonie has just released footage of his Boston hot dog engorgement. Check it out now!

Personal bests galore

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Matt 'Megatoad' Stonie, Neslie Ricasa, Adrian 'the Rabbit' Morgan and Christina Ginn have all gone through to Nathan's with personal hot dog bests.

Mmm Mmm creates again!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Tracy 'Mmm Mmm' Goode creates another culinary chimera. Then scoffs the lot in six minutes.

Donut Hole Roulette

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Looking to liven up your doughnut eating experience? Well, you could always do what Matt 'Sweet Tooth' Cohen did with the help of some ridiculously hot chillies.

Lovely and Monster head to Coney

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Juliet Lee and Marcos Owens have tied for first place at the eighth Nathan's qualifier in Pittsburgh.

Cardboard Shell on a roll

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Cardboard Shell wins through to Hooters with the highest total yet while A-Train and the Deep-Fried Diva secure seats at Nathan's.

Jaws ribbed by Sudo and Shell

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Miki Sudo wins RibMania in a Chicago shocker that also sees Cardboard Shell knocking Jaws into third.

Attack of the giant oysters

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Black Widow triumphs in oysters while Jaws wins in pastrami; Molly Schuyler and Pablo Martinez through to Nathan's.

Hot wings and parachutes

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

While the Spicochist does his ghost pepper on terra firma, Chuck from the Bronx boshes one jumping out a plane.

Sixty hours of power!

By competitive eating editor Naader 'Freak8r' Reda

Dare you watch Freak8r blow his tits off with caffeine and B vitamins? (WARNING: Viewer discretion advised)

Yasir drops the Doggy Bag

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

When Yasir Salem scarfs pepperoni rolls in West Virginia today, he will do so without using the Doggy Bag name tag, the R&H can exclusively reveal.

Jaws wreaks revenge

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut has avenged his recent asparagus upset by outchobbling Matt 'Megatoad' Stonie in Houston to set a new gyro eating record.

The future of bodybuilding

By health and fitness editor Neil 'Glutton Number One' Thomas

Looking to add some serious body mass? Gaelic gurgitator Neil 'Glutton Number One' Thomas has the answer.

Let's get pizza!

By competitive eating editor Naader 'Freak8r' Reda

A 30" pizza in under three hours? Sounds like a job for a freak eater...

B.O.B. not veggie

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Bob 'Notorious B.O.B.' Shoudt has denounced claims in the press that he is a vegetarian when not eating competitively. Sorry, B.O.B. Our mistake.

Hooters 'n' hot dogs

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Erik 'the Red' Denmark wins Farmersville Hooters qualifier while Juan 'More Bite' Rodriguez and Laura Riehman go through to Nathan's.

Megatoad beats Jaws with asparagus

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Megatoad usurps übereater Jaws in historic asparagus clash while Cardboard Shell becomes first woman to beat Black Widow. Fridge knackered.

Au revoir, Deep Dish

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

As MLE announces its new Top 50, Deep Dish tells the R&H why he's no longer among the rankings.

#KELLYSTRONG

By MLE competitive eater Tracy 'Mmm Mmm' Goode

Tracy 'Mmm Mmm' Goode pays thanks to all in the competitive eating community who have helped his daughter and family get through some very difficult times.

Jaws wins Wing War

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut has clocked up his fourth straight victory of 2013 with a convincing win in the Eastern Shore Wing War in Maryland.

Joe goes nuts for doughnuts

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Aren't doughnuts great? Joe Park seems to think so.

Classic Spicochist

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

He's back. And this time he sets fire to his mouth with a load of chocolate truffles...

Las Vegas débutant ball

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Miki Sudo and Jeff 'the Beast Man' Butler have gobbled their way to Nathan's in a Las Vegas qualifier that saw all top four spots going to first-time contestants.

Grub bashing Blighty style

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Want to know more about competitive eating in the UK? We speak to Ben Luong, the man behind EatingChallenges.co.uk.

Four in a row for Black Widow

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Sonya 'the Black Widow' Thomas retains crawfish queen crown while Yasir 'the Doggy Bag' Salem and Mary 'I Like 'Em Hot!' Bowers secure Nathan's seats.

Bear sets IHOP pancake record

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Jamie 'the Bear' McDonald has once more guzzled his way into the record books with an outstanding display of precision pancake pummelling.

The glutton's workout

By health and fitness editor Neil 'Glutton Number One' Thomas

In his debut article, Ireland's leading gurgitator Neil 'Glutton Number One' Thomas shows you how to achieve the perfect winning body.

Cool Hand Miki

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Miki Sudo is a woman to watch. Quite literally because we've just embedded a load of her videos for you.

The man with the toad in his eyes

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

He's 20 years old, weighs 120 lbs (54.4 kg) and is currently ranked #5 by Major League Eating (MLE). But why the hell is he called 'Megatoad'?

Cold wars Jaws

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Jaws guzzles to glory in Florida ice cream bash while Pretty Boy and Pi Gal go through to Nathan's.

Easter everywhere

By competitive eating editor Naader 'Freak8r' Reda

While the rest of us at the R&H spent Easter guzzling whiskey, Naader 'Freak8r' Reda got down to some serious egg scoffing. Oh, and a lot of peeling to boot.

Megatoad's Big Mac massacre

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Is it humanly possible to eat five Big Macs in a minute? Perhaps you should ask Megatoad.

Hamantaschen à gogo

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Remember when the Bear set the new hamantaschen record? Well, now you can watch him doing it.

Destroy the Destroyer!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Molly Schuyler has smashed the record for eating the 7 lb Ultimate Destroyer Burrito at Pizza World in Los Angeles, US of A.

B.O.B. and Real Deal off to Nathan's

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Notorious B.O.B and the Real Deal have guzzled their way to this year's Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Noi Yoik.

Q&As with Munchin' Mike

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

To cut it in the world of competitive eating (CE), it's not just huge quantities of grub you have to contend with. You also have to deal with bungling hacks.

The Beast on the box

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Unleash the eggs! It's LA Beast live on Jay Leno.

Sugar and spice

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Down in the mouth? Well why not shove it full of ridiculously spicy sweet stuff then post it up on YouTube? It'll cheer us up if nothing else.

Heart Attack suffers Bear attack

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

The powerful paws and jaws of Jamie 'the Bear' McDonald have pulverised a 15 lb (6.8 kg) pan of poutine in record time.

Bear breaks Hamantaschen record

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Jamie 'the Bear' McDonald has wolfed his way to victory at the Second Annual EL AL Israel Airlines National Hamantaschen Eating Championship.

A return to the Cold War

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Hot dogs and burgers are one thing, but how much ice cream can you shove down your gob against the clock?

Happy birthday, Badlands!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

He eats. He raps. He's hungry and he's focused. Ladies and gentlemen, be upstanding for Eric 'Badlands' Booker!

Pancakes for prostates

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Hungry Haydo has set a record Down Under for downing 80 pancakes in under 18 minutes and all for a damn fine cause.

The man with the asbestos mouth

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Aaron Wakamatsu is a food challenger with a difference. His mouth is made of asbestos.

Deep Dish keeps king cake crown

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Patrick 'Deep Dish' Bertoletti has set a new world record in Atlantic City, New Jersey to once more retain his king cake crown.

Jaws equals chili record

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Joey Chestnut has started 2013 where he left off last year with a chili win in not very chilly Orlando while Eater X freezes knackers off up North.

Life is beautiful

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Love him or hate him, there are few names in the world of competitive eating that stir such emotions as 'Beautiful' Brian Seiken.

Eat yer heart out!

By competitive eating editor Naader 'Freak8r' Reda

Not sure how to celebrate St Valentine's Day? Naader 'Freak8r' Reda has a few video-tastic food suggestions.

The Great Gavonne bares all

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

He's outspoken, he's controversial and he says he's the "worst competitive eater in the world". Ladies and gentlemen, the Great Gavonne...

It lives, I tell you!

By competitive eating editor Naader 'Freak8r' Reda

If Dr Frankenstein owned a fast food joint, this is what he'd sell. But could he eat it as fast as Naader 'Freak8r' Reda? We think not.

Meet Joe Park

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

If, like us, you enjoy watching YouTube challenges, you'd do well to check out a chap called Joe Park if you haven't done so already.

Six thousand colourful calories

By competitive eating editor Naader 'Freak8r' Reda

Some people are always counting calories while some people can't stop eating sweets. Naader 'Freak8r' Reda shows you how to marry the two.

To the victors, the burgers!

By competitive eating editor Naader 'Freak8r' Reda

The Rake & Herald's very own Naader 'Freak8r' Reda has won the annual burger bolting bash at Lumpy's Diner in Antioch, California. Here's his exclusive report.

The greatest prize of all

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut has unseated Patrick 'Deep Dish' Bertoletti at the Third Annual Smoke's Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship in Toronto.

Beat on the brat

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Jamie 'the Bear' McDonald has notched up another win, this time bratting his face off at the Bierhaus NYC National Oktoberfest Bratwurst Eating Championship.

An eyeful of pancakes

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Missed the recent pancake pummelling in Louisville? Well get a load of this then.

X marks the shock

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Tim 'Eater X' Janus has knocked Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut off his chilli perch to win the 2012 Ben's Chili Bowl's World Chili Eating Championship.

Badlands v the Doggy Bag

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Missed the Cannoli Championship eat-off in Noi Yoik, Noi Yoik this past September? Well watch it here now courtesy of top dude Crescenzo Rillo.

Hanging with the Bear

By competitive eating editor Naader 'Freak8r' Reda

This year, the sandwich celebrates its 250 th anniversary, and what better way to celebrate this than with a light lunch down Mix N Munch.

Monster weekend, monster update

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Tamales, pancakes, pies, tacos, falafels and heaps upon heaps of red hot enchilada. The last weekend in September was a monster. Here are some updates.

Rookie Bear now indie number two

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Jamie 'the Bear' McDonald has taken the indie number two spot with a win at the Original Fried Pie Shop National Peach Fried Pie Eating Championship in Texas.

A Deep Dish full of pancakes

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Patrick 'Deep Dish' Bertoletti has stormed to victory at the inaugural Wild Eggs National Pancake Eating Championship in Louisville, Kentucky.

Jaws sets new tamale record

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut has munched his way to a new world record at the Lewisville Western Days Festival World Tamale-Eating Championship in Texas.

Indian laddoo action

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Think it's just our North American cousins across the pond who like to ram as much grub down their gobs against the clock as possible? Well think again.

Tacos with Kobayashi

By competitive eating editor Naader 'Freak8r' Reda

Chestnut dominates Major League Eating (MLE) while Kobayashi does the same on the indie scene. So why do the rest bother? Naader 'Freak8r' Reda gives his perspective.

MLE suspends bacon gobathons

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Major League Eating (MLE) has indefinitely suspended all bacon eating contests in reaction to an expected global pork shortage next year.

The Bear equals Bacci record

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

After giving Takeru Kobayashi a run for his money in Barrie, Jamie 'the Bear' McDonald has now stormed to victory at the Bacci Jumbo Slice Eating Contest in Chicago.

A delicate hint of chilli

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Sometimes you just can't beat eating a whole jar of Ghost Pepper Salsa. Through a straw.

Kobayashi keeps PIE crown

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Takeru 'Kobi' Kobayashi has reaffirmed his right to wear his pizza eating robes of office at the Third Annual Pizza PIE Eating Competition in Canada.

A bear, a sumo and a lot of PIE

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Forget moose in maple syrup. It's 14" Margheritas they'll be eating by the tonne at the Third Annual Pizza PIE Eating Competition in Barrie, Ontario tomorrow (16/9/12).

Badlands crowned cannoli king

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Rap sensation Eric 'Badlands' Booker has won the 2012 San Gennaro World Cannoli Eating Championship in Noi Yoik, Noi Yoik, US of A.

Ulster oyster eating update

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

All eyes were on Ulster yesterday when Colin Shirlow took on Sonya Thomas at the World Oyster Eating Championship in Hillsborough.

Shirlow keeps Black Widow at bay

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Colin 'the Dromore Destroyer' Shirlow has beaten off stiff competition from Sonya 'the Black Widow' Thomas to retained his title as World Oyster Eating Champion.

Ulster oyster eater sesh

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Sonya 'the Black Widow' Thomas will take on Colin Shirlow at the World Oyster Eating Championship in Hillsborough, Northern Ireland this coming Saturday (8/9/12).

Black Widow toppled in Buffalo

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut has usurped Sonya 'the Black Widow' Thomas's Buffalo Wing Eating crown with another world record performance.

Megatoad barks at Chestnut's heels

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut has won the Seventh Annual Nugget World Rib Eating Championship in Nevada, with Matt 'Megatoad' Stonie coming in close behind.

Burger me, the Black Widow wins!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Sonya 'the Black Widow' Thomas has won the US National Hamburger-Eating Championship at the Seventh Annual National Hamburger Festival in Akron, Ohio.

Chestnut chalks up gyoza record

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut has again chomped his way into the record books, this time at the Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza-Eating Championship in LA's Little Tokyo.

Megatoad's soggy success

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

YouTube is awash with competitive eating challenges. However, few compare to Matt 'Megatoad' Stonie's latest video, the 20 Soggy Hot Dog Bun Challenge.

Kobayashi clobbers gringos at tacos

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Living legend Takeru 'Kobi' Kobayashi has stamped his name all over the Second Annual Gringo Bandito Taco Challenge at Chronic Tacos in Huntington Beach, California.

Chestnut retains taco title

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut, the unstoppable San Jose eating machine, has stormed to victory at the Taco Bell Why Pay More! Soft Taco Challenge in Puerto Rico.

I told you it was a typo

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Major League Eating (MLE) has issued a revised set of results regarding last Thursday's Hooters World Chicken Wing-Eating Championship in Clearwater, Florida, US of A.

Chestnut chomps to victory

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Joey Chestnut has gorged his way to victory in Clearwater, Florida, beating off a Rabbit and a Black Widow to land the Hooters Wing-Eating crown.

All eyes on Hooters

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Forget that over-hyped pile of crap in London. The real sporting action will be taking place this July at a Hooters restaurant in Florida.

Anyone fancy a burger?

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

If you're still stuffed from Nathan's, don't worry. You've got just over a month until the National Hamburger-Eating Championship to get your innards working again.

2012 hot dog results update

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

As the hot dog dust settles, we can now bring you the official results from both the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest and the Crif Dog Classic.

Jaws and Black Widow win Nathan's

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Nathan's latest: Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut has equalled his hot-dog-eating world record while Sonya 'the Black Widow' Thomas has set a new one for the ladies.

Get ready to chomp!

By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Major League Eating (MLE) has announced the bib sheets of the superheroes taking part in the forthcoming Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Hot dogs at noon

By editorial assistant Sandy Toxic

Major League Eating (MLE) has just confirmed that the start of the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest will return to its original time of 12.00.

Chestnut still supreme

By gob-stuffing hack Ignatius Rake

With the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest fast approaching, Major League Eating (MLE) has just issued its updated gurgitator rankings.

Finally a reason for the iPhone

By science & technology editor Suzi Quantreau

Ever wanted to eat 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes like Joey Chestnut? Well, thanks to a new app that we haven't actually tested perhaps you now can.

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