The organisers of the Third Libyan Couscous Day, which will be held in Sabrata on 10 March, have confirmed to Libya Herald that the event aims to set a new world record for the world’s largest couscous dish.
Speaking exclusively to Libya Herald, Ali Al-Fataimi, the head of the Libyan Non-Tangible Heritage and Cultural Organization (NGO) said that the huge dish will be prepared by 20 of the best Libyan chefs and will weigh over 2,500 km in one giant dish.
He said on the side-lines of the family event, many heritage activities, including a horsemanship display, exhibitions highlighting the traditional industries of the region, an art exhibition, a scout brass band, and a Malouf band.
Al-Fataimi explained that this third edition of the Libyan Couscous Day is being held in Sabrata as it is an antiquities and touristic city. He said this follows the theme of the first event being held in the touristic town of Ghadames and the second event in the touristic town of Gaser El-Haj.