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Venezuela cooks up a world record

September 16, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

Venezuelan officials said they had topped Mexico by setting a world record for the largest pot of soup -- a giant caldron prepared by the government.

The huge stainless steel cooking pot, set up outdoors in downtown Caracas, contained about 3,960 gallons of sancocho stew, Food Minister Rafael Oropeza said. He said it included 6,600 pounds of chicken, 4,400 pounds of beef and tons of vegetables, and would be enough to feed 60,000 to 70,000 people.

A pot of 1,413 gallons of soup was cooked in July in Durango.

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