Tuesday, September 04, 2012

UMass Amherst Creates 6,656-Pound Seafood Stew to Set Guinness World Record

Students getting ready for the school year at UMass Amherst were treated to a rather large culinary item over the long weekend, and the dish just happened to set a Guinness World Record.

CBS Boston is reporting that chefs at the Amherst campus of the state university created a 6,656-pound seafood stew yesterday that was cooked in a one-ton, 14-foot frying pan. (This was the same pan used last year to create the largest stir-fry on record.) Some of the ingredients used to make the stew included 145 pounds of bacon, 1,000 pounds of seafood, 287 pounds of carrots, 72 pounds of turnips, and 1,725 pounds of half and half, along with mammoth amounts of potatoes, flour, butter, chicken stock, onions, and more. The article mentions that many of the ingredients used were locally sourced and sustainable.

Once the record was set, the stew was offered up to UMass students, according to CBS Boston.