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Lebanon to "own" hummus after world record.

Summary: Hundreds of food-loving Lebanese came together on Saturday to make the largest hummus hum·mus also hum·us or hom·mos  
A smooth thick mixture of mashed chickpeas, tahini, oil, lemon juice, and garlic, used especially as a dip for pita.
 serving on the world's biggest plate in a bid to claim ownership of the dish with a new Guinness world

Hundreds of food-loving Lebanese came together on Saturday to make the largest hummus serving on the world's biggest plate in a bid to claim ownership of the dish with a new Guinness world record.

A Guinness representative was on hand to certify the record set by 250 Lebanese chefs and their trainees, who joined efforts to mix over two tons of the chickpea-based dip. Under the watchful eyes of the adjudicator ad·ju·di·cate  
v. ad·ju·di·cat·ed, ad·ju·di·cat·ing, ad·ju·di·cates
1. To hear and settle (a case) by judicial procedure.

, they poured 1,350 kilograms (2,976 pounds) of mashed chickpeas and 400 liters (13,525 ounces) of lemon juice into the mega-sized pottery dish, cheered on by hundreds of onlookers.

The chefs gathered around their dish upon receiving the Guinness certificate and sang an acapella version of the national anthem before joining hands to dance the traditional dabke in celebration.

Organizers have hailed the event as "a patriotic event of national scale."

"El Hommos hom·mos  
Variant of hummus.

Noun 1. hommos - a thick spread made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic; used especially as a dip for pita; originated in the Middle East
 Lebnaneh, or Hummus is Lebanese, is an attempt to break the current Guinness world records of hummus and tabbouleh tab·bou·leh or ta·bou·leh  
A Lebanese salad made with bulgur wheat and finely chopped scallions, tomatoes, mint, and parsley.

[Arabic tabb
, reaffirming the Lebanese proprietorship of these two dishes," said a statement issued by the industrialist association and food syndicate, which planned the event.

A battle over hummus and tabbouleh between Lebanon and Israel -- two neighbors still technically at war -- emerged last year and efforts have been underway ever since to clearly identify such dishes as exclusively Lebanese.

Hummus is a dip made of chick peas, sesame paste, olive oil olive oil, pale yellow to greenish oil obtained from the pulp of olives by separating the liquids from solids. Olive oil was used in the ancient world for lighting, in the preparation of food, and as an anointing oil for both ritual and cosmetic purposes. , lemon juice and garlic while tabbouleh is a salad made with parsley, bulgur wheat Noun 1. bulgur wheat - parched crushed wheat
bulghur, bulgur

wheat, wheat berry - grains of common wheat; sometimes cooked whole or cracked as cereal; usually ground into flour
, scallions and tomatoes.

The official awards ceremony is set to take place Sunday evening, when Lebanon hopes to break another world record for the largest bowl of tabbouleh.

In August, the small northern town of Ehden gained an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records for producing the largest ever kebbe -- a dish of minced meat Minced meat may refer to:
  • Ground meat - meat that has been minced or ground
Minced meat may be confused with:
  • Mincemeat - a conglomeration of bits of meat, dried fruit and spices, commonly does not contain any meat
 and cracked wheat.

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Publication:Al Arabiya (Saudi Arabia)
Date:Oct 23, 2009
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