Cannoli supereaters survive NY consumption contest

Sep 14, 2013 511

by Edgar Sandoval and Rich Shapiro

Holy moly, that's a lotta cannoli. A Manhattan man armed with "a mental plan" is the new king of cannolis after devouring 32 of the sweet treats in six minutes Thursday. Yasir Salem's stomach-churning display of gastrointestinal fortitude earned him the top prize at the world-famous cannoli eating contest in Little Italy.

"Feels great to be the champion," said an elated — and very bloated — Salem, 36, a marketing rep for The Economist who hails from the East Village. "I came in with a mental plan. After two minutes you start to hit the wall. You have to prove yourself in the last four [minutes]."

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