Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Largest 'Jerusalem mixed grill'-Israeli chefs
sets world record
JERUSALEM, Israel--Israeli chefs created a giant "Jerusalem
mix," a local speciality of grilled meats, which weighed in
at 440 pounds (200 kilogrammes)-setting the world record for
'Jerusalem mixed grill'
Photo: A group of nine chefs gathered
at Jerusalem's main market to create the dish, slathering
the huge pile of meat onto a giant pita bread surrounded by
bunches of parsley /AFP photo (enlarge
The dish, "meurav yerushalmi" or Jerusalem
mix, is a local favourite, made by grilling a mixture of chicken
pieces, chicken livers, hearts and kidneys with thinly sliced
onions and topped with spices.
22 pounds of flour were used to make the
two yard long pita bread that was the base for the mixed grill.
The grilled meat weighed in at 70 lbs (32 kilograms) and the
salad at 24 lbs (12 kilograms). 3 lbs (1.5kg) of spices were
Jerusalem's famous Angel Bakery was tasked
with baking the oversized pita.
The meat mixture, served on pita bread,
includes chicken hearts, livers, spleen and lamb grilled with
onion, garlic and an array of Middle Eastern spices.
"It's the most Jerusalem of dishes, a mixture
of all the peoples and cultures, a mixture of peace and unity,"
said organizer Noam Shaked.
The market's merchants and passersby
were invited to take part in preparing the meal, and once
the record was broken they found themselves sharing the enormous
A local lawyer documented the documented the
size and weight of the cuisine created. There is no previous
world record for the Largest 'Jerusalem mixed grill'
in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Alongside the world's largest mixed grill
sandwich, the Jerusalem chefs also prepared the world's smallest
dish: A Jerusalem mixed grill in a pita the size of a coin.
The Jerusalem mixed grill was presented
as part of the Hamshushalayim 2009 festivities, an annual
cultural event held in the capital.
Organisers said the project was also part
of a programme to promote tourism in Jerusalem.
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December 2, 2009