Break a Guinness World Record by Cooking with Jamie Oliver

By Stefanie Tuder

May 13, 2014 11:27am
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If you’ve ever wanted to call yourself a Guinness World Record breaker, here’s your chance. British chef Jamie Oliver will attempt to break the record Friday for “most participants in a cookery lesson in 24 hours (multiple venues)” as part of his annual Food Revolution Day, which focuses on teaching people to cook.

Oliver will host a live lesson on YouTube this year, showing participants how to make a rainbow salad wrap in real time. The event is part of Oliver’s larger effort to combat obesity in children.

“Everyone knows that over the last few years I’ve been passionate about getting kids and young people to be taught to cook, whether in schools or at home,” Oliver said in a statement. “I believe that we all now have a duty to teach children to understand what food does to their bodies if we’re going to make any progress in tackling obesity and diet-related disease, that means governments, businesses, everyone.”

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Oliver, 38, has tapped schools around the world to get as many children involved in the global event as possible.

“Now is the time to focus the energies of everyone involved in Food Revolution Day on teaching kids and keeping cooking skills alive at a time when we need them more than ever,” he said.

The record is 2,102 people, which Oliver’s team is confident he can beat.

If you want to join in, click here for the rainbow salad wrap recipe.

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