BEIRUT: Lebanon is the proud holder of yet another Guinness World Record, this time for producing the world’s largest portion of kammouneh, a Lebanese national dish.
Residents from across Bint Jbeil celebrated their victory Saturday after having prepared the plate, measuring 3 meters in diameter and weighing in at over half a ton.
Sixty men and women from the southern border town took part in preparing the kammouneh dish, which consisted of 250 kilograms of tomatoes, 15 kilograms of bulgur, 100 liters of olive oil as well as 20-kilogram mixture of mint, salt, pepper and salad seasoning.
Local MP Ali Bazzi, heads of municipalities and representatives from the United Nations Development Program and Guinness were among those who attended the event, which attracted crowds of residents from the surrounding area.
Lebanon has scored a series of Guinness records in recent years, including the Guinness record for the largest flag draped (65.975 square meters) on Oct. 10, 2010 and the Guinness record for the largest serving of humus (weighing 10.452 kilograms) on May 8, 2010.