Palestinian largest “Musakhan “enters the world Guinness book
Baheth Center; April 20, 2010
Thousands of Palestinians gathered on Monday at A'roora village, north of Ramallah to celebrate the ceremony of accepting the largest Palestinian "Musakhan", loaf of chicken, into the Guinness book of world records.
Jamal Al-A'roori, director of the project of baking the largest "Musakhan Loaf" said that the preparations for the project took one complete year, adding that 40 Palestinian cooks from all over the West Bank.
The celebration was “Festival of Joy, The Palestinian Musakhan". It was folkloric as the Palestinians wanted to prove their rights in their land and their heritage.
The total diameter of the Musakhan Loaf is 4 meters, with a total weight of 1,350 kg, where 40 Palestinian cooks made the largest loaf under the leadership of the famous Palestinian chef Ghassan Abdel Jawad.
Musakhan loaf is considered as one of the most popular traditional meals that the Palestinians eat over the past several hundred years. The meal's ingredients contain flour and olive oil, where a small loaf is baked together with onions, chicken and the herb of sumac.
The 40 cooks, who prepared the largest loaf, used 250 kg of flour, 170 kg of olive oil, 500 kg of onions and 70 kg of almond.
Salam Fayyad, Palestinian Prime Minister, and Minister of Tourism Kholood D'ebes joined the celebration of the largest Palestinian "Musakhan".
Fayyad considered making the largest loaf of Musakhan in the world as a great achievement and a great honor for the Palestinian people, who devoted this achievement to their steadfastness on their land.
He said: "This great achievement completely depended on Palestinian products, mainly olive oil. It also has a cultural dimension and a Palestinian message to the world that they want their legitimate rights,"