After hours of cooking, a Bosnian group hopes for a world record in stew

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A crew of cooks in Sarajevo is making a monster pot of food

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Bosnian chefs hope to break a Guinness World Record for the biggest chicken stew in the world by cooking up the meal for 14,000 people.

Some 100 cooks and volunteers used 1,000 kilograms (2,205 pounds) of chicken meat and about 300 kilograms of vegetables to prepare the traditional dish, known as Bey’s soup, in the center of Sarajevo Friday.

It took eight hours to cook in an enormous, meter-high pot.

Judges are sending details of the event to Guinness officials for verification.

Part of the dish was served to hundreds of residents who gathered to watch the spectacle. Organizers said the rest will be distributed to soup kitchens, which tend to thousands of people in the country where close to a fifth of population lives below the poverty line.

— Associated Press