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The world's largest rosti -- the traditional Swiss potato fritter -- was fried up in Bern on September 19, shattering the previous record, the Swiss farmer's union (USP) said.

September 20, 2022 / 05:14 PM IST
The world's largest rosti -- the traditional Swiss potato fritter -- was fried up in Bern on September 19, shattering the previous record, the Swiss farmer's union (USP) said. (Source: AFP)
The world's largest rosti -- the traditional Swiss potato fritter -- was fried up in Bern on September 19, shattering the previous record, the Swiss farmer's union (USP) said. (Source: AFP)
USP president Markus Ritter announced the new rosti record of 13.7 square metres, which easily beat the one set in 1994 in Thun in central Switzerland, when a three-square-metre fritter was made. (Source: AFP)
USP president Markus Ritter announced the new rosti record of 13.7 square metres, which easily beat the one set in 1994 in Thun in central Switzerland, when a three-square-metre fritter was made. (Source: AFP)
The union, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary, had the pan made on the federal square, in front of the Swiss government and parliament buildings, in the shape of a massive cross placed on a vast red mat to look like the Swiss flag. (Source: AFP)
The union, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary, had the pan made on the federal square, in front of the Swiss government and parliament buildings, in the shape of a massive cross placed on a vast red mat to look like the Swiss flag. (Source: AFP)
Once cooked, portions of the giant fritter were served to the large crowd gathered to witness the feat. (Source: AFP)
Once cooked, portions of the giant fritter were served to the large crowd gathered to witness the feat. (Source: AFP)
While emblematic of the cuisine in the German-speaking part of Switzerland, the rosti has evolved to be considered a national dish. (Source: AFP)
While emblematic of the cuisine in the German-speaking part of Switzerland, the rosti has evolved to be considered a national dish. (Source: AFP)
It has even given its name to the deep cultural chasm that seems to divide Switzerland's German and French-speaking regions -- the "Rostigraben" -- which tends to appear when the Swiss head to the polls. (Source: AFP)
It has even given its name to the deep cultural chasm that seems to divide Switzerland's German and French-speaking regions -- the "Rostigraben" -- which tends to appear when the Swiss head to the polls. (Source: AFP)
In a symbolic effort to overcome this divide, the potatoes cooked on September 19 were harvested from every region of Switzerland, USP said. (Source: AFP)
In a symbolic effort to overcome this divide, the potatoes cooked on September 19 were harvested from every region of Switzerland, USP said. (Source: AFP)
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first published: Sep 20, 2022 05:14 pm
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