Monday, 10 September 2012
September seems to be the month to break food records. The month is barely in its second week and already three food records have been broken for crab cakes, cappuccinos, and bacon cheeseburgers (see image above).
Most recently, Maryland seafood processing company Handy International beat their own world record by creating a 300 pound, three-foot-wide crab cake that took nine hours to cook. The massive crab cake made 584 sandwiches and raised $3,127 in revenue that will be donated to the Maryland 4H Foundation.
Earlier this month, a Vienna-based coffeehouse in Croatia (the Zagreb location of Julius Meinl) secured a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records with its 440-gallon cup of cappuccino. The endeavor took more than 20 traditional coffee machines to fill the giant mug and the baristas filled the giant mug cup by cup.
The Black Bear Casino Resort near Carlton, Minnesota casino has whipped up a world-record bacon cheeseburger that weights a whopping 2,014 pounds and measures 10 feet in diameter. The record breaking burger, which took an hour cook the patty and a crane to flip, included: 60 pounds of bacon, 50 pounds of lettuce, 50 pounds of sliced onions, 40 pounds of pickles and 40 pounds of cheese.
Which record impresses you the most?