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Giant omelette of Malmedy draws international attention

20:07 15/08/2017

In the small Belgian town of Malmedy on Tuesday, a giant omelette was made according to annual tradition. Several cooks with long wooden spatulas and a 4m pan used about 6,500 eggs and 25kg of bacon to create the dish, which was freely shared with spectators.

This year's event drew a smaller crowd than previous editions, perhaps due to the ongoing fipronil egg contamination crisis, the rainy weather or a combination of both. While only about 1,000 visitors turned up to enjoy the 22nd egg festival, the international press was present, including reporters from Germany, Italy, France and China.

Written by Robyn Boyle