Sunday, September 30, 2007


A southern Spanish town has tossed what it claims is the world's largest salad, using 6,700kg (14,740lb) of vegetables. Twenty cooks in the town of Pulpi, in Almeria province, spent more than three hours mixing the ingredients - lettuce, tomatoes, onions, peppers and olives.

The salad was prepared in a container 18m (59ft) long and 4.8m (15.7ft) wide.

A Guinness World Records judge travelled from London to check whether the cooks had set a new record, Spain's EFE news agency reported. Lorenzo Navarro, the head of the Association of Businessmen and Storekeepers of Pulpi, which organised the record attempt, praised everyone involved.

"Excellent coordination since the beginning made it possible to meet this challenge," he said.

The salad was to be distributed to restaurants in Pulpi to provide free to their clients, Mr Navarro told reporters.

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