Event takes place live Sun., July 4 at 2 p.m. ET at the Corso
Italia Festival in Toronto
Attempt shot for an episode of Food Network's "Glutton for Punishment"
by Paperny Films
TORONTO, June 21 /CNW/ - Competitive adrenaline-junkie Bob Blumer is
back for a record breaking season of the award-winning Food Network
series "Glutton for Punishment." In each episode of season
five (6 x 30'), Blumer will attempt to break a different food-related
Guinness World Record. At 2 p.m. ET on Sun., July 4,
during Toronto's Corso Italia Festival, Blumer will set out to
break the Guinness World Record for Most Pizzas Made in One Hour by
an individual. The event will take place at the corner of St. Clair West
and Greenlaw Avenue. The public and media are welcome to attend. All of
Blumer's pizzas will be served to the audience.
The current Guinness World Record is a mind-boggling 142 pizzas set in
2008 by Donnie Rush, a Dominos Pizza general manager in Gulfport,
Mississippi. That is one 12-inch pizza every 25 seconds. Rush beat the
previous record of 93 pizzas.
"When you really think about it, I pretty much have to make a pizza
every 20 seconds," says Bob Blumer, host, "Glutton for Punishment." "So
I am trying not to think about it."
PLEASE NOTE: Bob Blumer is available for media interviews the
morning of Mon., June 28; after his record-breaking attempt on Sun.,
July 4; and on Mon., July 5.
The Corso Italia Festival,
held on July 3 and 4, 2010, is one of the busiest food, music and
cultural celebrations in Toronto. On Sun., July 4 at 2 p.m., in intense
summer heat with hundreds watching, the pressure will be on Bob to
stretch, sauce, top and bake his pizzas faster than any one person has
ever done before.
To prepare for this crazy feat, Bob will get a pizza making crash course
under the tutelage of celebrity chef Massimo Capra of Mistura and Sopra
Lounge fame. He will also be schooled in the fine art of dough
stretching by caterer and pizza aficionado Pino Padula from Chef on 2
The record-breaking edition of "Glutton for Punishment" airs
on the Food Network Canada in January 2011 and is produced by
Paperny Films. Bob Blumer previously broke the Guinness World Record for
the Most Pancakes Made in One Hour during the Calgary Stampede in 2008
by single-handedly making 559 pancakes. He set the record by just four
pancakes for a total of 559 pancakes, beating the previous record of 555.
Guinness World Record attempt
Most pizza made in one hour by an
Bob Blumer, creator and host of "Glutton for Punishment"
Sunday, July 4 2010
2 p.m. ET
Corner of St. Clair Ave West and Greenlaw Avenue during the Corso
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