Israeli cooks giant falafel

World record falafel prepared for NY parade.

May 23, 2010 11:26

falafel. (photo credit: Archives )


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In honor of the annual New York 'Salute to Israel Parade' on Sunday 23 May, an Israeli chef cooked a 30 lb (13.5 kg) falafel ball, setting a world record.

The 'Salute to Israel Parade' is the largest celebration of Israel's independence held outside of Israel and has been staged every year since 1964.

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Former Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau and an engineer certified the ball of chickpeas and spices for the Guinness Book of World Records. The ball was cooked in over 40 l. of water, and has a circumference of over a meter.

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