The Shmooze

World's Largest Falafel, But Who Cares?

By Devra Ferst

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Israel and Lebanon have waged a several year battle over who can produce the largest vat of hummus. The last record was set by Lebanon on May 12, with a 23,046 pound bowl of the chickpea dip. And now Israel is off to set the Guinness World Record for the largest falafel ball. An Israeli Chef in New York made the 10.9 kilogram (about 24 pounds) ball last weekend, according to Ynet.

Now I love Hummus, I mean love it. I have traveled all over Israel looking for the tastiest hummus and falafel accompaniment. I even challenged myself to eat some hummus every day for an entire year. But even I truly don’t care about this tit-for-tat PR war over the food, so I sincerely wonder who on earth does?

When will this food fight end?


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