Tag Archives: hummus

A (simple) New Year’s Menu, and a resolution

Is it just me, or is anyone else kind of worn out right about now? No really good reason for my frayed edges, since the power outage here in Michigan that has kept a lot of families in the cold …

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Hummus with Lamb and Sumac. It’s a texture thing.

For some, texture is important because it bothers them. They say of their aversion to eating raw oysters that “it’s a texture thing.” For me, I love eating raw oysters, and yes it is a texture thing. A good texture …

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Favorite Things: A small plate, for mezze

Call it a salad plate, an appetizer plate, a dessert plate…it’s the 4- or 5- (even 6) inch plate in your collection that is the perfect size for the mezze you love. What mezze, you ask? The hummus mezze (with …

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Sesame seeds, a Lebanese favorite

The sesame seed is to the Lebanese what parmesan cheese is to the Italians: a must-have, an essential essential, a favorite flavor-maker. The seed has been one of the most important summer crops in the Middle East for thousands of …

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Pre-Peeled Chickpeas. A homemade hummus game-changer.

The first time I went to the Symposium for Professional Food Writers at the Greenbrier, I walked into the grand dining room (think of the biggest chandelier you’ve ever seen, in green and black crystal) on the first night for …

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