Largest bowl of soup-world record set by The Manukau
MANUKAU, New Zealand -- Some 25,200 litres of vegetable
soup were cooked, at Lion Nathan Breweries and then dished
out to the public at the Otara and Clendon community centres
and Manukau's Pacific Events Centre, setting the world record for the Largest bowl of soup.
Photo: Students from Baird Mainfreight Primary
School in Otara line up for a cup of soup as part of Manukau
Big Soup world record event. Photo by BEN CAMPBELL /
Manukau Courier (enlarge
St Elizabeth's vicar and co-organiser Reverend
Mark Beale: "It was tremendous. I don't know how many people
have been fed but I know that it's quite a lot," he says.
Mr Beale believes the event was really good for a community
that has had "a lot of negative press lately" and was glad
it ran smoothy.
He says the public who lined up for the free
soup showed great enthusiasm for what the organisers were
trying to accomplish.
"We were hoping to raise the spirits of the people
living in Manukau and I believe that we have done it."
Four thousand school children were fed at the
Clendon Community Centre and three thousand kids shrieked
with delight, while eating the soup at the Otara Recreation
Centre. In addition, 4000 two-litre containers were packaged
and distributed to various groups in the community.
Auckland Women’s Prison on Roscommon Road, retirement
and rest homes, those confined to their homes and members
of the public were all given some soup.
The recipe, courtesy of professional chef Gerald
Taylor, called for 18,167 litres of water, 5000 kg of peeled
and chopped potatoes and 1200 kg of peeled and chopped onions,
333 kg of vegetable stock powder, 125 kg of salt, 60 kg of
tomato paste, 25 kg of curry powder, 25 kg of turmeric and
25 kg of paprika.
Mr Beale says a large number of volunteers and companies
were involved in the event and he gave a special heartfelt
thank you to all of them.
"I think the most important thing about this event
is that it shows the true nature and character of the people
living in Manukau.
"This is a place where people do like to share
and enjoy being together. This event was all about bringing
a smile to our community and it has done that," he says.
Private and community organisations all volunteered
their products or services towards the initiative.
The Pukekohe Vegetable Growers association
donated the potatoes and onions. Profile Products provided
the vegetable stock powder. The salt came from Dominion Salt.
G.S. Hall Company gave the spices. L. W. Bonny and Sons sent
their finest trucks to transport the soup from the brewery
to the various distribution centres.
David Tauranga / courtesy of Manukau Courier
Joseph Lopez/ courtesy of Weekley Challenge
Previous world record:
pot of soup-world record set by Venezuela
Saturday, September 6, 2008