Guinness World Records: It’s not a competition, Indian record holder Lata Tondon calls for peace

Indian chef Lata Tondon

Indian chef Lata Tondon, who is the Guinness World Record (GWR) holder for the longest marathon cooking by an individual, has asked critics to wait for official confirmation that Nigerian chef Hilda Baci broke her current record.

Tondon has come under criticism on social media after the GWR said it was reviewing Hilda Baci’s feat before making her the record holder.

Calling for peace, the Indian chef wrote on her Instagram story on Tuesday, “A Humble Request to all my Sisters and Brothers in Nigeria & India – to maintain peace and wait for Guinness to officially announce if the Current Record is broken or not.

“Please don’t make it a Competition. It’s just a record, my friends. I am a peace-loving person and wish the same for you.”

Hilda Baci surpassed Tondon’s record after cooking for 100 hours from Thursday, May 11 to Monday, May 16.

If certified, she will be displacing Tondon, who achieved the feat in 2019 with 87 hours 45 minutes record uninterrupted cooking.

Hilda Baci explained to CNN that she was taking on the challenge to highlight Nigerian cuisine.

She said: “Nigerian cuisine is the best out there. The more recipes are propagated, the more people will be willing to try it. Nigerian food is such comfort food.”