Sorry, vegans. At least they had salad though.
Uruguay broke the Guinness record for the world’s largest barbecue yesterday.
The cooks grilled 16.5 tonnes (16,500kg) of raw meat for a total of 14 hours, beating their Argentinian neighbours and cooking rivals who held the record since 2011. In the small town of Mina, 60 tonnes of wood and the hands of more than 100 cooks began smoking the multitude of meat on Saturday night until Sunday.
“We have been preparing for this since October,” said Robert Baiarares, head of the project. “And we have 4,000 kgs of Russian salad as well. If we knew it, we would have also applied to Guinness for the Russian salad, but we did not have time,” he joked.
“All this is not about the Guinness record, it’s about beating the Argentines,” another cook told Agence France-Presse.
Barbecue is a national sport in Uruguay as well as in Argentina, with the two countries trying to claim the record since 2008, when Uruguay executed the first giant barbecue project.