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Witness a Giant Green World Record

October 7, 2009

guacamoleI wish I could be in South Florida this weekend because there is a really cool event going on Sunday.  Several Florida growers, schools and chefs are attempting to break the world record for “the largest serving of guacamole.”  Right now, the record is 4,011 lbs, 12 oz. set by the Mexican Avocado Industry and FECADEMI in California. Wow, that’s a lot of avocados!

Schnebly Redland’s Winery in Redland is hosting the event to raise money and awareness for Florida’s Redland Region’s Green Skin Avocados and Miami Dade’s culinary/agricultural high school programs.  On Sunday morning, students from South Dade, John A. Ferguson, Robert Morgan and Homestead Senior High Schools will begin peeling avocados.  Chef Allen Susser (Chef Allen’s Restaurant), Chef Michael Schwartz (Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink), Chef Darren Lee (Intercontinental West Miami Hotel) and Chef Giancarla Bodoni (Escopazzo) will each guide the students in preparing the record-breaking dish.

Besides the whopping serving of guacamole, the chefs will help the students prepare three dishes for a competition among the schools: Best guacamole, ice cream and cake or pie made from Florida’s Redland Region’s Green Skin Avocados.

The event is part of the “Holy Moly Redland Guacamole Celebration,” which starts October 9 and continues through Sunday Afternoon.  The Celebration includes music, dancing, food and wine pairings highlighting Florida “Avocado Wine.”  The guacamole competition begins Sunday at noon.  Schnebly Reland’s Winery is located at 30202 SW 217 Avenue, Redland, Florida.

The whole thing sounds very fun and interesting! I wish I could be there. Please send us pictures if you get the chance to go!!

image from flickr

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