Thery also prepared a record breaking earthenware dish for the occasion.
In the village of Al-Fanar around 8 kilometers east of Beirut, some 300 chefs mixed around 8 tons of boiled humus, 2 tons of lemon juice, 2 tons of tahini and 70 kilograms of olive oil to prepare their record-breaking dish which was certified by a representative of the Guinness Book of Records.
As well as retaining the Tabulleh record, they have had a fry up of 5 tonnes of felafel, establishing a record for that and probably cuasing more than a little heartburn!
Although I dispute Lebanon’s attempt to get the felafel and chickpea spread recognized as a Lebanese dish, I have no problem with this recording breaking attempt.
I think that it is in everybody’s interest for national pride to be directed to relatively harmless activities like making humus. Particularly when there is a constant stream of deadly Iranian missiles being delivered to the Hizbollah from Syria.
So personally, I couldn’t care which country holds the record and look forwards to the day when I can travel to Beirut, Ramallah or Damascus to eat pita and humus.
I hope that the tons of food are distributed to the poor though.