University Cooks Up Record Breaking Stew
Moments after the University of Massachusetts broke the world record for whipping up the largest seafood stew Monday, hundreds of students lined up to break their own personal records for seafood consumption.
For an hour, a team of chefs had been assembling and stirring the ingredients – 1,000 pounds of seafood, 1,137 pounds of potatoes, 575 pounds of onions and much, much more – in a 1-ton frying pan on a traffic island opposite the Haigis Mall on Massachusetts Avenue.
The school’s goal was simple: setting a new Guinness World Record for seafood stew, similar to the record it set last year for stir-fry with a 4,010-pound creation.
For students, the reasons for attending the back-to-school celebration were more pragmatic.
“If someone is going to offer me free lobster, I’m not going to walk away,” said Cameren Cabeceiras, a sophomore from of Fall River.