Barbecuing is one of the most popular ways of cooking outdoors, with many of us having a little area on the patio or deck that we use whenever the weather permits. But barbecuing is also a great way to raise funds for charities, and huge events have been held all over the world, with many competing for an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records.
The world's longest barbecue marathon as a team event was held in Sydney, Australia in 2011 when the chefs cooked non-stop for 26.5 hours. The individual marathon record is held by Nando Fraser who barbecued non-stop for over 71 hours in 2012, raising funds for over a thousand South African orphans.
The biggest open air barbecue to date was held in 2008 in Paraguay. Covering the area of a football pitch it cooked the equivalent of 41 cows and was hosted by 30,000 people.
In order to cook these vast amounts of food, custom built, supersize grills have to be used. God-grilla is one of the largest standing barbecues and is based in Gloucestershire, England.
Costing around £10,000 to build and weighing 2 tonnes, this mega machine is capable of two cows, three pigs or seven whole lambs at a time. 55 The largest barbecue by dimensions was built in America in 2004 for the Discovery Channel and is over fifteen feet tall and eight feet deep.
This amazing giant can cook a whole pig, four turkeys and a ten foot long hotdog at the same time.