Lebanon launches attack on Israel

By pouring the contents of an incredibly huge bowl of hummus into the Jordan River?

I’m not sure what else anybody could be doing with more than eleven tons of hummus – other than setting a new world record in an ongoing childish debate whether hummus is an “Arabic” dish or typical of Israeli cuisine, which previously resulted in a world-record size serving of hummus on each, the Lebanese and the Israeli side.
I’m still waiting for eight metre-diametre falafel balls and a 300 squaremetre pita or the quarter-mile shish kebab. (Even though this might draw me some hate, hummus ranks among the top blandest foods I’ve ever tried. Why not quarrel about something more tasty?)

CNN reports:

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On Saturday, about 300 Lebanese chefs in the village of al-Fanar — about 8 km (5 miles) east of Beirut — lay claim to the latter title with a dish that weighed 11.5 tons. That’s 23,042 pounds or 10,452 kg.

The achievement more than doubled the previous record — set in January in the Arab-Israeli village of Abu Gosh.

The January dish weighed in at more than 4 tons — the same as four average family cars.

Local media said a Guinness Book of World Record representative certified the results Saturday.
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And just because this was so much fun:


  1. sarah leah

    5/9/2010 at 9:17 am

    BS”D WHO CARES??? Hizboullah, scuds, Syria, blah blah blah..chickpeas? popular in the Middle East. Hummus – “here” – the generic “here” of the area. This isn’t the only part of the world to touch a chickpea, people. We have more immediate things on the menu…

  2. Ben-David

    5/9/2010 at 11:52 am

    Froylein – its’ just over a week to Shavuot.

    We need some cheesecake recipes!

  3. froylein

    5/9/2010 at 12:20 pm

    B-D, got two coming. Check back later today, I’ll start writing right away.

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