This weekend, Vishnu Manohar, a celebrity chef in India, broke the Guinness World Record for longest cooking marathon, clocking in at 53 consecutive hours. The former title holder was Benjamin J. Perry in Lincoln, Rhode Island, who cooked for 40 hours in 2014.
According to The Times of India, the marathon started at 8 a.m. on Friday, April 21. Manohar finished up and served is last dish at 5:30 p.m. almost two days later.
Manohar said that he was used to cooking for extended amounts of time when shooting for his TV shows, and he continued to train for the marathon by cooking round the clock.
Meghana Kumhare, a nutritionist, told The Times of India that the chef’s preparation began a month before the event and even involved a planned eating regimen.
“For last three days I had put him on a protein diet and then a carbon loading cycle to maintain high energy levels,” Kumhare said. “He was also given a lot of liquids like buttermilk and plain water to prevent dehydration, considering the heat at this time. His energy levels remained superb.”