Food Network's Bob Blumer sets new Guinness World Record for most pancakes made in one hour



    TORONTO, July 10 /CNW/ - "Glutton for Punishment" host Bob Blumer set a
new world record for the most pancakes made in one hour this morning at the
Calgary Stampede's Fluor Rope Square. Blumer accomplished this task by making
a whopping 559 pancakes of equal diameter and thickness and without any burnt
edges. Steven Hamilton held the previous record at 555 pancakes. Paperny Films
recorded the feat for an episode of "Glutton for Punishment" - season three,
which will air on Food Network in Spring 09. Episodes from season one and two
currently air Friday nights at 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT on Food Network.

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    "This was one of the toughest challenges I've had to date," says Bob
Blumer, host and co-creator, "Glutton for Punishment". "It was a messy,
physically demanding and really close race to the finish, but it was well
worth it to now hold a new Guinness World Record."
    The episode was shot against the backdrop of the Greatest Outdoor Show on
Earth, the Calgary Stampede. The flipping took place at Fluor Rope Square (aka
Olympic Plaza) in downtown Calgary, where over 30,000 free pancakes are served
during the week to Stampede visitors.
    In "Glutton for Punishment" host Bob Blumer seeks out the most extreme
epicurean challenges around the world. In each episode, Bob has roughly five
days to learn the art of each challenge before undergoing a trial by fire to
prove his worth. Whether it is haggis hurling in Scotland, the Medoc Marathon
in France or detoxifying a poisonous blowfish in Japan, there is no challenge
too intimidating for this glutton for punishment. The series currently airs on
Food Network Canada, Food Network US, BBC Canada, UKTV in the UK, Discovery
Asia in Asian markets and SFINX Inc. in Japan. Season three is currently
in-production.

    Paperny Films Inc. - run by partners David Paperny, Audrey Mehler, and
Cal Shumiatcher - is an independent, Vancouver-based production company that
has garnered worldwide acclaim for its provocative, innovative, and
entertaining television programming. From groundbreaking documentaries to
reality television series to lifestyle programming, Paperny Films excels in
capturing the essence of human stories.





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For further information: Susan Stafford, UNIT:PR (for Paperny Films),
(416) 506-1238, susan@unitpr.com

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