On Sunday, Uruguay defeated Guinness’ record in organizing the largest barbecue in the world with baked ten tons of meat and thus “topped out” the neighboring Argentina, which for nearly ten years jealously held that title.
The barbecue was organized in the town of Mina with 40,000 inhabitants, where a fire of 60 tons of wood was loaded, while the meat was prepared by more than 100 chefs who baked for hours.
“We have been preparing for this since October,” said Robert Baiarares, head of the project. “And we have 4,000 kilos 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 added with humor.
Argentina, which has so far won the title, and Uruguay, has been competing since 2008 for organizing a larger barbecue. Argentina won in 2008 and 2011, but this time had less meat, or 9.16 tonnes of meat, according to the commission.
Uruguay, which is one of the largest meat exporters, baked exactly 10.14 tonnes of meat.