A Hummus Girl Blogger

I’m going through dozens of blogs every week, reading tasteless posts about hummus and tasteless hummus recipes. This one was different.

When commenting in other blogs, I often use “the hummus guy” as a nickname. I guess it describes well what I’m known for, and it’s a good way to differentiate myself as a blogger, since there isn’t really many competitors in the field of hummus related blogging.

I found one, though. A girl blogger called Mercedes, who has a blog called Desert Candy (an ancient nickname for dates). She describe herself as a blogger who’s “exploring a passion for cooking/baking and a love of the Middle East”. And in many cases she combines both her passions in posts about Middle Eastern food and with relevant recipes (Not all of her recipes are Middle Eastern, but some are. And there’s an index too).

Mercedes, the hummus girl

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The Hummus Revolution

For me, hummus is more than a dish. It’s a passion, an ideology and a way of life. Also, I believe hummus to be an Archimedic point, from which things may turn and change for many people.

People had asked me, on many occasions, why did I decide to write about hummus. As if there aren’t other burning issues – especially in the middle-east, where I happen to live – if you know what I mean.

True, there are things that might seem more important. But for me, as I already stated once or twice in the past, hummus is more than a dish. It’s a passion, an ideology and a way of life. Also, I believe hummus to be an Archimedic point, from which things may change for many people.

Yeah, I know, this sounds pretentious. But let me argue my points and than decide. Read more

Online Encounters from the 3rd Kind

This hummus blog thing is very awkward for me. Not because I think a blog about hummus is a strange thing, but – I suppose – mainly because English is not my mother tongue.

You see, when writing in Hebrew for the Israeli version of this blog, I feel comfortable both with the language and the audience. When writing in English, I address a completely different kind of online community, in a language which I’m obviously less fluent at. Read more