10 Tons Of Chick Peas Lead To Hummus Record

Lebanon has snatched from Israel the Guinness record for the world's largest platter of hummus. It took 300 cooks and 10 tons of chick peas. The two countries have battled in recent years over who can claim hummus as a national dish. A day earlier Lebanon also tasted victory with the world's largest plate of falafel.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

This is what we'd all like to see more of in the Middle East - food fights. Lebanon has just snatched from Israel the Guinness record for the world's largest platter of hummus. It took 300 cooks and 10 tons of chick peas. The two countries - still technically at war - have battled in recent years over who can claim hummus as a national dish. A day earlier, Lebanon also tasted victory with the world's largest plate of falafel.

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