Largest porridge: Tula residents set world record (HD Video) TULA, Russia -- Russian town of Tula cooked up a massive cauldron of porridge weighing 865 kilos (1,906 lbs) - which sets the new world record for the Largest porridge, according to World Record Academy (www.worldrecordacademy.com).
Photo: The Tula porridge, which contained 865 kilos (1,906 lbs) of porridge, sets the new world record for the Largest poridge. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the largest bowl of porridge weighed 630 kg (1,388lb 14 oz) and was achieved by Cupar Round Table in association with Scotts Porage Oats (both UK).
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the Largest bowl of soup, set by DENK Communicatie (Netherlands), which prepared a 26,658 litres (5,863.94 UK gal; 7,042.3 US gal) vegetable soup in Poeldijk, Netherlands.
The residents of Tula (located about 125 miles south of Moscow), gathered on a main square around a huge pot hanging off of a 20-foot-high tripod.
The pot itself was big enough to fit six big men inside, The Russia Beyond the Headlines reports.
Nikolai Kostylev, the commercial director of Tula Produkt, a Tula-based company that organized the event and is named the principal record-setter, shared the recipe for Tula porridge: pour 784 liters (207 gallons) of water into the pot; bring to a boil and add 129 kilos (284 lbs) of oatmeal, 2 kilos (4.4 lbs) of salt and 8 kilos (17 lbs) of sugar; bring to a boil again and allow the excess liquid to evaporate. Have two weightlifters stir the mixture with huge wooden oars. After the porridge is ready, add jam, honey and butter to taste.
This was the largest bowl of porridge ever cooked waiting for its hour of glory – 865 kilograms (1,906 lbs) of oatmeal, to commemorate the 865th anniversary of the city's founding.
As soon as the porridge was cooked, everybody had a chance to taste it. In less than four hours, the pot was empty.