Hilda Baci, a Nigerian chef, has successfully broken the previous Guinness World Record for the longest cooking time by an individual. The previous record was held by Chef Lata Tondon from Rewa, India, who had cooked for 87 hours and 45 minutes in 2019. Baci cooked for 100 hours and 40 minutes, surpassing Tondon’s record and becoming the first person to cook for such an extended period. Although the Guinness World Record has yet to confirm Baci’s achievement, Maliha Mohammed has announced her plan to take on the culinary challenge later this year.
Maliha Mohammed, a Kenyan chef, had previously broken the Guinness World Record for the longest time cooking with a 75-hour non-stop cooking marathon in 2019. She cooked 400 dishes, including traditional Swahili delicacies, international favorites, and more than 10 kinds of pizza. She also attempted to break the record in 2018 by cooking for 72 hours, but her efforts were not officially recognized.
Mohammed has written to the Guinness World Records team, informing them of her decision to challenge two cooking records in 2023. She plans to break the Longest Cooking by an Individual Marathon and the Home Kitchen Cooking Marathon records, with attempts scheduled for August 11 and October 11, respectively. To prepare for the upcoming cooking marathon, Mohammed has planned an intensive training schedule spanning May, June, and July. She has appealed to fellow Kenyans for support, including donations and words of encouragement.
Mohammed congratulated Baci on her remarkable achievement and believes that records are meant to be broken, regardless of one’s country or continent. With her unwavering determination and culinary skills, she is ready to take on this new challenge and make history once again.
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