Monday, October 01, 2007

Baguio's Biggest Salad

I saw this in some tired website:
The residents of Baguio City took pride in having tossed what was believed to be the world's largest salad - a three-ton mix of assorted vegetables. On September 29, 2002 during the Tossed Salad Festival in commemoration of the city's 93rd charter anniversary, 67 students and members of the Baguio Association of Hotels and Inns (Bahai) mixed 2,976 kilograms of lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers and other vegetables in a tin and wrought iron bowl measuring 20 feet long, 10 feet wide and 2 feet deep. Some 13,657 people were able to partake of the P1.5 million mixtures. They paid P20 for each serving of the tossed salad with Thousand Island dressing and another take-out bowl of salad with a gourmet vinaigrette dressing consisting of apple cider vinegar and olive oil

I remembered covering that event. I wasn't really excited because I knew that some protocol were not met if we really wanted to be in the Guinness. The next time they set their dubious record, they had two containers. I made some comments in one local paper and got flak from some of the organizers. They later dropped the "Guinness" bid.
Maybe we can learn from this which happened only a few days ago:

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.

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Blogger The Nashman said...

How did our tossed salad get up to P504.03/kilo???? (P1.5M!!!) Isn't that a bit expensive given that the labour was free???

Nag-ngina metten, uray awan, pointless record attempt....P504 ket lima nga cull broiler idiay sapparan, libre pay sayote....

6:57 PM  
Blogger frank cimatu said...

ayna, you don't know the hidden cost of philippine business. manila media staying in baguio country club. actors playing emcees and singers. and many many more

10:10 AM  
Blogger marionne said...

In one presscon I commented, (this was before my BCC stint) "everybody is going for the big thing and complaining about the cost of production, hard labor and etc which again is the main reason why they can't get the guinness guy to come over and make everything official, so why not make the opposite, the smallest whatever and get the guinness guy's ass on the next plane, at least, for the record you are IT and the activity has then served its purpose.

Haaay...of course they cannot see the point.

Sana if they make something like this from start to finish picture perfect and hindi lang puro PR.

3:31 PM  

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