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The Yemen Power: Zhuk (plus recipe)

June 23, 2008 // 44 Comments

Zhuk, a Yemen paste of hot green peppers, is one of the hottest things to spice your food with. Very easy to make, and there’s also a story. Until 1493, the only pepper [...]

The Hummus Rap

May 31, 2008 // 2 Comments

Several times before I adressed the subject of how the Hummus Culture affect the west. On the one hand, there’s no collision of civilizations here – people from [...]

The man who named his son Hummus

May 24, 2008 // 0 Comments

Is it really possible that someone would call his son after a legume, and what does that have to do with ancient Roman Philosophers. Found this amusing story in Bintel Blog, [...]

Of Hummus, Sweets and Peace

February 16, 2008 // 5 Comments

Sharon, a good friend, brought us these lovely looking Syrian sweets last week. She just came back from an Arab-Israeli gathering, held in Jordan, where they discussed some [...]

10 Common Mistakes in Hummus Recipes

November 27, 2007 // 77 Comments

So, you tried making hummus and it came out different then you expected? Here’s a list of common mistakes, that will help you improve and make a better hummus. FOA: [...]

The Fame of Hummus

August 19, 2007 // 3 Comments

Tonight was very special for me. I had my 15 seconds of glory on TV, in prime-time Saturday news show at Israel’s Channel 2. I was eating hummus, of course. I’m [...]
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