260 Guatemalans cook 1,200 dishes

Guatemala City, Aug 29 (EFE) Around 260 Guatemalan chefs set a new Guinness record by preparing 1,200 different dishes.

According to the restaurateurs association, Guatemala beat the previous record of 1,028 dishes set by Turkey last April.

The president of the restaurateurs association, Peter Meng, said the feat Thursday night wrapped up the 2009 Food Fair.

The judging was based on flavour, variety and that all the dishes prepared, many typical of Guatemalan cuisine, be eatable, according to the Guinness adjudicator Carl Saville.

In a straight line, the dishes extended 1,300 meters long.

Saville was in charge of certifying the new Guinness record established by Guatemala.