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Guess What, Hilda Baci’s Loses Her Crown



Nigerian cooking queen, Hilda Baci has been dethroned by Irish chef, Alan Fisher who cooked for an incredible 119 hours and 57 minutes at his restaurant in Japan, breaking two cooking-related Guinness World Records titles at the same time.

This was disclosed by Guinness World Record (GWR) on their official X (formerly Twitter) handle.

First up, he’s claimed the longest cooking marathon (individual) after clocking in a time of 119 hours 57 minutes. That is more than 24 hours longer than the previous record held by Nigerian chef Hilda Baci.

Alan then claimed the longest baking marathon (individual), with a time of 47 hours 21 minutes. The previous record holder was Wendy Sandner (USA) with a time of 31 hours 16 minutes.

What’s even more impressive is that Alan took on both attempts back to back, meaning he was at work in the kitchen for over 160 hours with just over a day of rest in between!

Alan learned about the longest cooking marathon record in March while he was participating in the “I Love Ireland” festival in Tokyo. During this festival, Alan stood inside a rented kitchen car and stayed overnight twice.

During a break, he searched on the internet to find out that the record at the time was held by Lata Tondon (India) with a time of 87 hours 45 minutes. Then in May, Alan realized that Hilda Baci had extended the record to 93 hours and 11 minutes.

GWR also discredited the claim that records are supposed for one year before they are broken, calling it a rumour.

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Ejike is a journalist, short story writer, poet (unpublished) and an open minded individual.

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