World's Largest Soup
Following on from Edinburgh's largest bowl of porridge, Venezuela have claimed the world record on Saturday for making the largest pot of soup; a giant cauldron of stew, prepared by President Hugo Chavez's government.
The soup was prepared outdoors in downtown Caracas, and contained about 3,960 gallons of "sancocho" stew. The current record-holder listed on the Guinness World Records Web site, a pot of 1,413 gallons of spicy soup prepared in Durango, Mexico, in July.
The soup, called "Bolivarian stew", was enough to feed 60,000 to 70,000 people.
It contained 6,600 pounds of chicken, 4,400 pounds of beef and tons of vegetables.