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Going for the Guiness World Record: Largest Potluck!

Posted by CMH Gourmand on September 30, 2008

Below courtesy of Miriam Bowers Abbott:


On OCTOBER 12 (the real Columbus Day), this city will claim it’s rightful place as the nation’s comfort capital. We will host the BIGGEST potluck buffet in the entire universe. You are invited to help put Columbus on the map and INTO THE GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS!


Maple Grove United Methodist Church
(Clintonville – Corner of High and Henderson)

Registration at 4 pm

Eating at 5 pm

Bring a covered dish . . . or two

And your own table service.

(For those who can’t cook, $10 donations will be accepted)

Proceeds benefit CROP Hunger Walk


The United Methodist Church Benevolence Fund

Maple Grove Website

Below is from me:

A total of 602 items are needed to break the record. I would like to see more than 602 dishes there to make sure Columbus holds the record forever. There is parking nearby. The church is on the number 2 COTA bus line for those either worried about gas (before the event) or having a food coma and being unable to drive after it ends. Come be part of history.

2 Responses to “Going for the Guiness World Record: Largest Potluck!”

  1. Susan W. said

    This sounds like great fun. In New Jersey, where I grew up, the suppers were usually called ‘Covered Dish’.
    I was just thinking of an idea for you pizza tasters ( a more budget activity). A lot of the tomato sauces you get in traditional US diners and spaghetti places are a little heavy compared with Italian and British versions of sauces from Italy. According to some chefs, it is important to have the right kind of sauce with the correct shape of pasta. I believe you have Aldi stores over there. We have had good cans of chopped tomatoes from Aldi. You could a simple sauce recipe to compare using equivalent ingredients or, compare the same recipe with different brands of pasta or similar.
    I’m thinking you should wait until all those garden tomatoes are used up. We’ve enjoyed quite a bit of your writing and broadcasting since alerted to it by hungrywoolf.
    Thanks, Susan Woolf

  2. miriam said

    Thank you for this completely awesome endorsement of the biggie Potluck! I will be very very interested to see what you bring, Mr. Jim . . .

    (betcha it won’t be pumpkin pie/bread)

    With eternal gratitude,

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