Village tries to make world's biggest chorizo ever
26 February 2007, MELON — The people of a village in northwestern Spain hope to make the Guiness Book off Records with the largest chorizo sausage ever.
26 February 2007
MELON — The people of a village in northwestern Spain hope to make the Guiness Book off Records with the largest chorizo sausage ever.
The chorizo is longer than a football field.
The makers of this spicy sausage, which measures just over 110 metres (360 feet), had to explain to the record-keepers in London that they were not going for the overall longest-sausage award, but for a mark for the Spanish speciality.
Nearly a hundred people took all afternoon to fill the synthetic casing, stretched out over tables, with 120 kilos (264 pounds) of ground pork, 62 kilos of ground bacon, 4.5 kilos of finely chopped sweet pepper, 800 grams of hot pepper, 800 grams of salt and 300 grams of garlic.
A local lawyer oversaw and signed the drafting of a document attesting to the sausage's creation, and photos and videotape of its manufacture were made for dispatch to London.
Melon municipal official Esteban Fernandez said several telephone calls to Britain were needed to explain to the famous book's editors that the record being sought was one for this particular type of sausage, as they knew the generic sausage record is held by one that was a few kilometres long.
Mayor Alberto Pardellas, who was on hand to encourage the stuffers to keep up the good work for the nearly seven hours it took to make the megachorizo, told EFE that the event's purpose was "to publicize our town's main industry, which is sausage-making".
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news