Cook-a-thon: Samira Bwumia donates to Chef Faila

The Second Lady of the Land, H.E. Mrs Samira Bawumia, has donated to aid chef Failatu Abdul-Razak’s Guinness World Record longest cooking marathon by an individual attempt.

According to a Facebook post by renowned media personality Eric Toscar, “the donation consists of 10 bags of 25 kilos of rice, 2 gallons of 25 liters of cooking oil, 2 cartons of tin tomatoes, 2 cartons of canned mackerel, 2 cartons of tuna flakes and 2 cartons of sardines”.

Toscar also noted Mrs Bawumia “sent a delegation to do the donation on her behalf”.

Chef Failatu is eyeing a Guinness World Record currently held by Irish chef Alan Fisher who, achieved the feat with a staggering 119 hours and 57 minutes on November 7, 2023, unseating Nigeria’s Hilda Baci. Ms Baci, prior, had cooked for 93 hours and 11 minutes.

Chef Failatu is currently cooking at the Modern City Hotel in Tamale, the capital of the Northern Region, having begun her attempt on Sunday, December 31, 2023. She is to conclude today, Friday, January 5, 2024. She aims to cook for at least 120 hours or more.

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