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The Kenyan chef that cooked for record 75 hours non-stop

A Kenyan chef, Maliha Mohammed has set a new world record for the longest time spent cooking. She spent 75 hours non-stop cooking at a local restaurant in the coastal city of Mombasa. Maliha Mohammed began cooking on Thursday at 10:00 local time and ended her marathon cooking on Sunday at 13:03 local time. The Guinness World Record was set by a US cook, Rickey Lumpkin who cooked for 68 hours, 30 minutes and one second in April 2018. If Mohammed’s exploit is verified, she would have beaten Lumpkin’s record.…

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Atadika makes Ghana proud despite not winning World Prize

In June African chef Selassie Atadika made it to the final 10 of the €100,000 Basque Culinary World Prize. The Ghanaian was hoping to win the ultimate but she fell short of doing that in July when the winner was announced at an event in the USA. The ultimate winner was Anthony Myint, co-founder of Mission Street Food (which eventually morphed into Mission Chinese Food) and The Perennial. Myint took home the grand €100,000 (about $112,235) for his work tackling climate change and addressing the role that the restaurant industry plays in…

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