Nigerian Chef, Hilda Baci, Achieves Guinness World Record for ‘Longest Cooking Time’

Nigeria’s very own culinary genius, Hilda Effiong Bassey, popularly known as Hilda Baci, has shattered the Guinness World Record for the “longest cooking marathon by an individual.” This remarkable feat has catapulted her into the spotlight as she now holds the prestigious title.

Previously, the record was held by Indian chef Lata Tondon, who completed an impressive 87 hours, 45 minutes, and 00 seconds of continuous cooking in Rewa, India, back in 2019. However, Hilda Baci, in her unwavering determination, successfully surpassed Tondon’s record on Monday morning.

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The cooking marathon commenced precisely at 4 pm on Thursday when Hilda ignited her cooker and delved into this extraordinary culinary journey. Despite already breaking the previous record, Hilda remained resolute, intending to cook for a staggering 96 hours, setting an entirely new benchmark as the first human being to devote such an extensive period to continuous cooking.

When asked about her motivation behind this audacious undertaking, Baci expressed that it symbolizes one of her lifelong aspirations. Furthermore, she views this achievement as an opportunity to showcase the positive stories emerging from Africa through the medium of food.

In her own words, Hilda Baci said, “The journey to the cook-a-thon started five years ago. It is one of my biggest aspirations, and I am elated that I mustered the courage to embark on this exhilarating adventure. I have spent considerable time preparing myself mentally for this challenge, and I am proud to finally embrace it.”

She further added, “This cook-a-thon is also a chance to share the inspiring stories emanating from Africa through the culinary creations we make.”

Hilda’s valiant endeavor also serves as a testament to the strength and resilience exhibited by young people when provided with the right platform and support. She eagerly anticipates receiving widespread encouragement and backing from individuals worldwide to achieve this remarkable feat.

Ever since news of her awe-inspiring achievement spread, Hilda Baci has been inundated with support from government officials, celebrities, religious leaders, and countless well-meaning Nigerians. Even during the early hours of Monday, when heavy rain poured down, her compatriots stood by her side, cheering her on and offering words of encouragement to fuel her determination.

In conclusion, Hilda Baci, the Nigerian chef with an indomitable spirit, has etched her name in history by breaking the Guinness World Record for the “longest cooking marathon by an individual.” As she perseveres in her quest to cook for an astounding 96 hours, she symbolizes the strength, talent, and resilience of Africa’s young generation. Let us rally behind this extraordinary chef and witness her ascend to culinary greatness.

Source: Editorial Times