June 10, 2009
Largest jambalaya-world record set by Jambalaya
GONZALES, LA, USA-- Jambalaya
Festival Association cooked a giant giant jambalaya
using a a 7-foot, 8-inch pot; they served about 3,000 people
and set the world record for the Largest
To cook the world
record jambalaya, Jambalaya
Festival Association vice president Kyle Frederic
and 2006 World Champion cook Mike Gonzales organized
more than 50 volunteers.
The pot, which measures nearly eight feet
across the top, had to be transported by a forklist. The pot
required several people to stir at once. Nine-foot paddles
were created so the jambalaya could be stirred.
The pot was so big that a trench had to
be dug out to place it, and a huge fire had to be build to
heat up its contents.
The recipe included 1,200 pounds of pork
and sausage with 300 pounds of onions, 3 gallons of salt,
16 cups of red and black pepper, 20 pounds of garlic and 100
gallons of water.
Meetings were held to perfect the recipe
and organize the volunteers needed to get the job done. Paddle
and fire captains were named and volunteer secured.
Several past champions and helpers took part
in the big pot project.
After three hours of cooking, the jambalaya
was ready to serve.
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June 10, 2009