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Chef cooks nonstop for four days and nights in world-record bid

Hilda Bassey’s marathon culinary session surpassed that of India’s Lata Tondon’s in 2019 of nearly ninety hours cooking

Nigerian chef Hilda Effiong Bassey, known on social media as Hilda Baci, has been trending online and making headlines around the world after cooking nonstop for 100 hours in an attempt to land a world record.

Bassey launched her cooking marathon on Thursday and continued until Monday, creating over 55 recipes and over 100 meals to showcase the best of Nigerian cuisine. She is said to have beaten India’s Lata Tondon, who set the record in 2019 with a marathon session in a kitchen of 87 hours and 45 minutes. Tondon posted a message of support during Bassey’s cooking session, saying, “All the best, Linda. I hope to see you on the official site of Guinness World Records soon!

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The Guinness world record team acknowledged Bassey’s attempt but said they “are looking forward to receiving the evidence” before they “can confirm the record is official.”

Akpa Chidinma, medical team head for Hilda Baci’s cookathon, told RT that “she has been very strong all through the whole time.” Some locals and fans also expressed pride in the ambitious chef, hoping that win for her would boost Nigeria’s global reputation.

May 18, 2023 at 04:37PM


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