Posts Tagged ‘Guinness World Record’

Kibbeh? Check. Hummus? Check. Tabbouleh?

October 24, 2009 5 comments
At first, I heard about the largest kibbeh plate and I thought those Lebanese women were so cute. Then came the fight for the largest hummus plate and I thought this is starting to become ridiculous. But despite my personal opinion, apparently the Lebanese feel very passionate about their hummus and so we’re officially in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest hummus serving. I hope everyone’s happy about it. Can we move on now? No. There’s only one more fight left (let’s hope it’s the last) and that’s for the largest tabbouleh plate, scheduled to take place tomorrow on the 25th of October. Okay, now I’m thinking are these people out of their minds? What’s the point? So we make it into the book and then what? Don’t get me wrong; I LOVE Lebanese hummus, but I really think there’s way more important issues that are WORTH fighting for besides food and world records. 
There are two questions I would like to find the answer for. One, how much money was spent to make this event today and two, what happened to all the hummus?
Photo Credits: AFP

Photo Credits: AFP

Lebanese chefs gathered around the largest hummus plate in Beirut, Lebanon.

Lebanon gets ready to break another Guinness World Record

September 18, 2009 Leave a comment

After the small town of Ehden in north Lebanon broke the Guinness World Record for the largest Kebbe dish, Lebanon is set to attempt and hopefully break another world reord for the largest servings of hummus and tabouleh. As reported in The Daily Star article today the attempt will take place in the Saifi market in Downtown Beirut on October 24 and 25. According to the article, “the dishes are expected to stretch some 5,800 square kilometers. The two-day event will also see the participation of several Lebanese restaurants and artisans from the oil, souvenirs and craftsmanship industries, as well as a variety of entertainers, games and auctions.” It also mentions that the event is as part of a campaign to claim ownership of these traditional dishes.

If anything, this event will definitely show that the Lebanese can never have enough of their great food!