Longest Bulz: world record set by the villagers
TURIA, CV, Romania -- Over 300 inhabitants of the Commune
of Turia have participated at the creation of a bulz of 150,32
meters, which was divided in 7.500 portions consumed rapidly, setting the world record for the longest
Photo: At the preparation of the
bulz was necessary of 400 kg of maize, 150 kg of sheep cheese,
15 liters of oil, 24 kg of salt and 450 liters of boiled water.
240 women from the commune floured sheep cheese and rolled
the bulz. (enlarge
In order to boil the hominy there was necessary
of the strength of 75 men who rolled in the 15 kettles full
of hominy, and in the end they shared the hominy with the
paddle on the long raw of tables.
“I am very proud of this success, of the fact that 300
inhabitants from Turia succeeded in establishing a world record
and that they involved at the first call”, said the Mayor
of the commune and president of the ANTREC
Covasna, Mr.Daragus Attila.
He hopes that the next years to prepare a much
bigger bulz than this one, that will bring at least as many
people as in this year.
The world record Bulz was measured and verified
by Viorel Ilisie and Svetlana Georgeta Ilisie from the county
Service of Metrology – Covasna: “The proposed record not only
was reached, but also exceeded the bulz measuring 150 493.17585
The Bulz is a very popular Romanian dish
based on "mamaliga", and consists of balls of mamaliga
filled with cheese and butter and roasted in the oven.
"Mamaliga" is a fat-free, cholesterol-free,
high-fiber food. It can be used as a healthy alternative to
more refined carbohydrates such as white bread, pasta or hulled
Among the ones that rolled the bulz counted the
president of the County Council of Covasna, Mr. Tamas Sandor,
who turned up his sleeves and helped at the reaching of the
With this occasion, Mr. Tamas announced the mare
and the inhabitants that in their commune will be built a
new sports room, more modern than the actual one.
Before the consumption, the bulz was verified
bythe doctors Nemes Emeric and Imre Laszlo from the Veterinary
Sanitary Department and Safety of Aliments.
After measuring, the record was certified for
the Academy of World Records by the public notary Domokos
Erno – Attila.
The event was sponsored by SC Boromir
SA, SC Daragus SRL and SC Poiana Negri SA.
Bulz traditional recipe:
1. Make a medium hard polenta.
2. Take pieces the size of a medium Apple
and fill each ball of polenta with 1-2 teaspoons of Cheese.
3. Then grill the balls, preferably
over an open fire.
4. They are ready when they are golden
brown outside and the Cheese is melted inside.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008