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Badlands Booker on one of his CDs.

Eric "Badlands" Booker (b. circa 1969, Jamaica, Queens) is an American hip hop artist and record-holding competitive eater.

Presently ranked 10th. by the IFOCE, some of Booker's accomplishments include:

  • Burritos: 15 BurritoVille burritos / 8 minutes[1]
  • Candy Bars: Two Pounds Chocolate Candy Bars / 6 minutes[1]
  • Cannoli: 16.5 cannoli in six minutes / 2004[2]
  • Corned Beef Hash: 4 pounds of hash / 1 minute 58 seconds[1]
  • Cheesecake (Mini): 50 Mini-Cheesecakes / 6 minutes[2]
  • Doughnuts: 49 glazed doughnuts / 8 minutes[1]
  • Hamentaschen: 50 traditional Purim cookies / 6 minutes[1]
  • Matzo Balls (Ben's Deli): 21 baseball-sized (half-pound) matzo balls / 5 minutes, 25 seconds / 2003[1][3]
  • Matzo Balls (Ruthie & Gussie's): 30 matzo balls / 5 minutes, 25 seconds
  • Raw Onions: 8.5 ounces Maui Onions (three onions)/ Whalers Village / 1 minute/ Aug. 8, 2004[1]
  • Peas: 9.5 one-pound bowls / 12 minutes[1]
  • Pumpkin Pies: 4-3/8 Entenmann's Pumpkin Pies / 12 Minutes/ Nov. 22, 2004[1]

Outside of competitive eating, Booker is an aspiring independent hip-hop recording artist. He works full time as a conductor on the Number 7 Subway Train in New York City. Booker has appeared on the television series Wife Swap and Last Call with Carson Daly, where he served as announcer and "Eater in Residence." He lives with his wife and sons on Long Island.

External links


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i International Federation of Competitive Eating, Eater Profiles: Eric Booker. Copyright 2004.
  2. ^ a b Amy's Robot (blog) Robot-on-the-Spot: The World Cheesecake Eating Championship.
  3. ^ The Jewish Advocate; April, 2005: by Nogg, Ozzie. Matzah ball-eating contest proves mother was right; Eric Booker cleans his plate, eats 21 matzah balls in five minutes.


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