Monday, August 25, 2014
Most money spent on a pie at auction: Pie purchase breaks Guinness World Records' record (VIDEO)
KINGSTON, WA, USA --Antoine and Tania Issa broke the Guinness World Records' record for the most money spent on a single pie at auction; the previous Guinness World Records' world record was $3,100 spent on a pie; Issa's purchased Renae Chrisman's pie for $5,000 - setting the new world record for the Most money spent ona pie at auction,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Antoine and Tania Issa broke the Guinness World Records' world record for the most money spent on a single pie at auction. The Issa's purchased Renae Chrisman's pie for $5,000. The previous Guinness World Records' world record was $3,100 spent on a pie. The auction was part of the Village Green Foundation's annual Pie in the Park fundraiser, held at Village Green Park.
The Guinness World Records' record for the most expensive pie cost customers to the Fence Gate Inn, Lancashire, UK £8,195 (then $14,260) or £1,024 (then $1,781) per slice when ordered by eight guests on 14 November 2005. The pie's ingredients includes £500 ($870) worth of Japanese wagyu beef fillet (from cattle who treated so well they are even massaged!), Chinese matsutake mushrooms (£500 per 1kg; $870 per 2 lb 3 oz) - so precious, they are harvested under guard, Winter Black truffles, French Bluefoot mushrooms at £200 per 1 kg ($348 per 2 lb 3 oz), gravy made from made two bottles of vintage 1982 Chateau Mouton Rothschild wine at £1,000 ($1,740) each and finally the pastry topped with edible gold leaf costing £100 ($174) per sheet.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the longest line of pies; it is 1,477 pies and was achieved by Edgar Hensel (Germany) at Fahrzeughaus Gifhorn Süd, Gifhorn, Lower Saxony, Germany, on 26 May 2013. The line of pies measured 276.5 m (907 ft 1.8 in). The pies were all 16 cm length apple pies.
The auction was part of the Village Green Foundation's annual Pie in the Park fundraiser, held at Village Green Park, the Kingston Community News reported.
The event raised slightly more than $40,000, according to Village Green member Bobbie Moore. Last year's event raised about $17,000. The money is being raised to build a new community center. The goal is $8.2 million.
The previous Guinness World Records' world record for most money spent on a pie at auction is held by Jerry Mumma of Rich Hill, Missouri. Mumma purchased a peanut butter banana pie with a Hammond Pretzel crust for $3,100 on July 6, 2012. The pie was sold during Rich Hill's pie contest and auction, a fundraiser for the town's Fourth of July celebration, according to a 2012 story by the Los Angeles Times.
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