Yesterday, over 80 chefs gathered together to make a giant vat of Gallo Pinto. The dish, which is considered to be the national dish of Nicaragua and Costa Rica, is a mix of beans and rice fried together with spices. The reason for the giant vat? Try the first Gallo Pinto National Festival in San José, Costa Rica. To celebrate the event, they created enough gallo pinto — over 4,400 pounds of black beans and 4,000 pounds of rice — to feed 30,000 people. The main reason for the quantity was to defeat Nicaragua's record of serving up 20,000 people the year before!
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