Cooking is no less than an art, with care and attention to detail required at every step. Expert chefs and home cooks across the world often share their creations on social media, for their followers to try in their own kitchens. Some people finish cooking in a matter of minutes while others take their own time in the kitchen. However, can you imagine a chef cooking for 100 hours non-stop? A Nigerian chef named Hilda Baci has spent nearly 100 hours preparing meals non-stop, aiming to set a new world record with her extraordinary feat. Take a look:
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Chef Hilda Baci was trending on Twitter after her marathon cooking session that started on Thursday and ended on Monday. She aims to set a record for the longest-ever cooking session by an individual. The 27-year-old chef hails from Lagos, Nigeria has previously participated in many competitive cooking events.
This time, she prepared a mix of local and foreign dishes including jollof rice, pasta and bean flour. Baci was allowed a five-minute break every hour, which could be accumulated over the course of multiple hours. She is also allowed a single assistant. Initially, she was planning to cook for 96 hours but after being cheered on by locals, she continued to cook for four more hours. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and several politicians also congratulated Baci on her amazing record attempt.
Take a look at the Twitter reactions:
The efforts being made by Hilda Effiong Bassey (Hilda Baci) to beat the current Guinness World Record for cooking for 4 days nonstop shows the true Nigerian spirit of hardwork and resilience. pic.twitter.com/s8UmOc12G4— Peter Obi (@PeterObi) May 14, 2023
I share the immense joy of all Nigerians as Hilda Bassey Effiong (Hilda Baci) makes history by breaking the world record for longest cooking marathon. A great day for Nigeria. We're all very proud of what she has personally accomplished—and placing Nigeria in the global spotlight pic.twitter.com/X69PadrjxV— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) May 15, 2023
I congratulate Hilda Effiong Bassey on her record-breaking achievement.
It was a remarkable display of the Nigerian can-do attitude and the spirit of excellence that lies within.
We are all deeply proud of her. pic.twitter.com/COnhsfDXFc— Bola Ahmed Tinubu (@officialABAT) May 15, 2023
Every meal Hilda has cooked has tasted so good, not one bad meal.
Delicious! Sweet! Cooking numerous meals, and every one tastes so good.
The Real MVP!😮💨— Eni Adeoluwa (@Enioluwa_) May 15, 2023
According to reports, the current record is held by Chef Lata Tondon for 87 hours and 45 minutes. She set the record in 2019 and chef Hilda Baci attempts to challenge it now. Guinness World Records too tweeted about this amazing try at breaking the record and said that they were awaiting an official confirmation. "We're aware of this amazing record attempt, we need to review all the evidence first before officially confirming a record," they wrote.
Check out the official tweet here:
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