Let’s talk about that paste – that Hummus

Let’s talk about that paste – that Hummus

So let’s talk about ‘that paste’, that Hummus. Everyone loves it. Don’t they? Well, slight exaggeration, maybe not everyone (my daughter, as example number one!), but most people I would say. Many regions around the world try and claim hummus as their own but the fact of the matter is hummus is the Arabic word for chickpeas, and although it is now globally synonymous with the dip or spread, the earliest recipe for hummus takes it right back to Ancient Egypt. For the Lebanese, hummus has been a regular and genuine part of their kitchen for generations. There isn’t a household that doesn’t embrace it. In fact I’d be suspicious of any Lebanese restaurant that didn’t serve it! You can buy hummus pretty much everywhere now, from corner shops to large chain supermarkets. But let’s be real. That store bought stuff (and I’ve tasted a few) are nothing but sly impostors, disguised and presented as the authentic thing. Nowadays when I see it in the dips section of my local supermarket I can’t help but remember the GoRemy ‘All about that paste’ parody. “You said you get your hummus down at the corner shop. You know that dish ain’t real habibi. Make it stop!” It’s really funny. I posted a snippet from it on my Instagram recently. If you haven’t seen it, check it out here ‘All about that paste’. On a serious note, I’m sure we’ve all bought hummus from the supermarket because it is just so convenient.┬áThere are a couple of particular brands that I don’t mind the taste of when I’m really desperate (ask me if...
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