From five to six thousand people are expected to be at the tasting of the giant omelette on August 15, in the small Belgian town of Malmedy, in the south-east of the country, said the president of the Malmedy World Giant Omelette Brotherhood, Jean-Pierre Gilles.

This tradition has been maintained for 18 years. The 80 members of the fraternity will begin to cook the omelet made from 10,000 eggs in a giant 4.5 m wide pan weighing 1.5 tons.

“This omelette – is, first of all, a time of festivities that brings people together,” – explained Jean-Pierre Gilles “and this tradition marks the Day of the Assumption of the Virgin”.

There are seven giant omelette fraternities in the world. In addition to Belgium, two such societies operate in France and one each – in Argentina, Canada, New Caledonia and the United States.