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Bob Blumer taking a crack at Guinness Record


June 22, 2010
By Canadian Pizza

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Bob Blumer taking a crack at Guinness Record
Bob
Blumer, host of the Food
Network
series Glutton for Punishment, is out
to
break the Guinness World Record for Most Pizzas Made in One
Hour by
an individual.

June 22, 2010 – Bob Blumer, host of the Food Network series Glutton for Punishment, is out to break the Guinness World Record for Most Pizzas Made in One Hour by an individual.

In each episode of season five, Blumer will attempt to break a different food-related Guinness World Record. At 2:00 pm on Sunday, 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. All of Blumer's pizzas will be served to the audience.

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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 Blumer. "So I am trying not to think about it."

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 Wheels.

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.