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Thursday, October 20, 2016

World Record 10,000-Portion, 4,000-Pound Pot of Gumbo Cooked to Benefit Tornado Victims Before LSU-Alabama Game

Ever seen a 4,000-pound pot of soup?  Neither had we until now.  The giant pot you see above was filled with enough seafood gumbo to feed 10,000 people on Saturday night as part of the festivities before the LSU-Alabama game.  As you might imagine, that was good enough for a world record.  According to WWLTV in Louisiana, former Alabama lineman Bom Baumhower and famous Lousiana chef John Folse oversaw an operation that called for 750 pounds of shrimp, 450 pounds of catfish, 200 pounds of alligator meat, and 150 pounds of crab meat.  Each bowl sold for $5 each with all proceeds going to benefit Tuscaloosa-area charities and tornado relief.  Here is a video that helps explain the event in more detail:

The game itself was obviously important enough for people to make hilarious signs and for a grown man to cry like a baby, but this was one of the more impressive events of the weekend.  A bowl of gumbo that five people could literally climb into is truly a sight to be seen.

Thanks to John Folse on Twitter for the picture.

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