A luxury hotel in Amman smashed the Guinness World Record for the largest falafel on Saturday. The record-breaking falafel weighed in at 74.75kg, beating the previous record of 23.95kg. It was made using 80kg of chickpeas, 5kg of onions, 2kg of fresh parsley and coriander, 1.2kg of garlic, and was deep fried in 350 litres of vegetable oil. An official from Guinness World Records, Annabel Lawady, was present as the falafel was cooked, and officially announced the success of the attempt. [Annabel Lawady, Official from Guinness World Records]: (female, English) “I am happy to announce that the weight of the falafel today is 74.75 kg, this is a new Guinness World Record.” The previous record was established last year at the Santa Clarita Valley Jewish Food and Cultural Festival in California. The falafel was served to 600 people during “iftar”, the evening meal when Muslims break their fast during Ramadan.
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Taam Ha’ir, now in its 15th year, recently returned to Tel Aviv for four tasty evenings in June. About 20 of Tel Aviv’s best restaurants offered generous samples of their fare to some 300000 people during the four-day Taam Ha’ir, or Taste of the City, an annual gourmet food festival. Another 50 booths sold drinks and ingredients for home cooking, and there were children’s workshops and charity sales. The 15-year-old festival was held last year in Haifa, but it returned to Tel Aviv’s Yehoshua Park for four tasty evenings in June. We took a bite of some of the cuisine available, starting with beef over home fries in coffee sauce made by the chefs of Poike, and ending at El Babur, located outside the Arab-Israeli city of Nazareth and renowned for its gourmet Arab dishes such as ground lamb skewered on a long cinnamon stick. DOWNLOADS: VIDEOS: - HiRes: www.megaupload.com - Hi Res No Narration: www.megaupload.com - Streaming: www.megaupload.com - Streaming No Narration: www.megaupload.com DOCUMENTS: - INTRO: www.megaupload.com - SCRIPT: www.megaupload.com Please credit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel for any use of these videos
For many of us who love to cook, our favorite place in our homes is the kitchen. It’s our lab, family gathering room, where we learned from our mothers and fathers, the ultimate date spot and the source of our shabbos dinners.
One of the wonderful things about living in Israel is that Jewish holidays are all-encompassing. Around Rosh Hashanah, for example, every commercial — whether for outdoor furniture or dishwashing liquid — somehow includes apples and honey. Around Hanukkah, public displays of light and candles on every street compete with the smell of sufganiyot. Around Passover, seder preparations dominate the news, along with stories from every imaginable angle on the topic of freedom and exodus.