June 3, 2011
Using a 30-foot, custom-made grill, a 31-foot one-piece stainless steel skewer and more than 40 pounds of lamb, Leon Ekery's family, and more than 100 family members and friends, teamed up to skewer 28 feet, 7 inches of lamb, setting the new world record for the longest skewer of kebab meat.
The Guinness world record for the longest skewer of kebab meat measured 18 feet, 7 inches and was prepared at the Turkish Festival in Washington, D.C.
An assembly line of family and friends took their positions near the skewer and carefully placed 2-inch cubes of lamb on the 5/16th-of-an-inch steel skewer. Seasoned only with sea salt, the cooking process took 57 minutes.
Reprinted in part from World Records Academy