By surpassing the previous record holder by over 24 hours, an Irish chef has shattered the global record for cooking continuously.
The world record holder, Nigerian chef Hilda Baci, has been overthrown by Mr. Fisher’s new record.
She made headlines in Nigeria when she won the crown earlier this year.
Her soon-after attempt to break the world record started a frenzy in her nation when individuals tried to break the record by performing acts like uncontrollably crying or singing.
The record for the Nigerian was 93 hours and 11 minutes.
“I just knew that I need to do something that is… out of the ordinary to put myself on the map, to put Nigeria on the map, to put young African women on the map,” she stated at the time.
Mr Fisher is quoted by GWR as stating that “Lata (a previous record-holder) and Hilda’s achievements served as an inspiration.”
However, Mr. Fisher, who peeled 300 kg of potatoes as part of his culinary marathon, has now surpassed Ms. Baci’s record.
“As fatigue started to take hold I would find it more and more difficult to stay awake whenever I sat down to start peeling,” he stated.
The rhythm of the peeling would captivate me almost completely. On the second-to-last day, I experienced one hallucination. I turned to ask for something to be passed to me, just like I would on any other day, only to find that nobody was present.”
Fisher then astoundingly beat the record for the longest continuous baking session, clocking in at 47 hours and 21 minutes, according to GWR.
Fisher produced 3,360 servings of food and 357 kilos of soda bread after both all-out sessions.
Ms. Baci gave up her crown with great generosity.
“Huge congratulations to Alan Fisher!” she exclaimed on the Twitter platform X.
“I’m so happy to have held a record so prestigious and profound I will forever be honored and grateful for all the love and support.”