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Take a walk on the bustling beachfront promenade of Tel Aviv and your eye will inevitably be drawn south, to the cascading pale stone walls of Jaffa's old town. Built high on a rock and a few millennia older than anything around it, Jaffa is a peculiar...

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Teresa W (782)
Friday August 23, 2013, 1:18 am
very interesting, thank you

zora b (85)
Friday August 23, 2013, 1:24 am
I am glad we are able to send and receive comments. Thank you Carrie for this interesting post.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Friday August 23, 2013, 2:52 am
There is nothing like a fresh plate of Hummus and Jaffa is a beautiful old city full of artis studios and bohemian life style. You gotta come!

Past Member (0)
Friday August 23, 2013, 4:36 am
I hope one day to see it! Thanks Carrie 4 posting

Birgit W (160)
Friday August 23, 2013, 7:38 am
Thank you Carrie.

. (0)
Friday August 23, 2013, 9:31 am
Hummus, a staple of my diet. I wish there was more pictures.

Suzanne L (98)
Friday August 23, 2013, 9:40 am
Love hummus. Wish I could visit Jaffa. Thanks Carrie.

Past Member (0)
Friday August 23, 2013, 10:17 am
I have never eaten Hummus I must be missing something


Carrie B (306)
Friday August 23, 2013, 10:20 am
Yes Carol, you certainly are missing something! Tasty, healthy, and altogether wonderful!

S S (0)
Friday August 23, 2013, 12:01 pm
Thank you.

M B (62)
Friday August 23, 2013, 12:31 pm
Hummus is original an Arab dish; that Israelis have it as their national dish tells a lot.

Jamie Clemons (282)
Friday August 23, 2013, 12:57 pm
I didn't know Hummus was chickpea. Next you will probably tell us about the church of the flying spaghetti monster

Mariana O (0)
Friday August 23, 2013, 1:29 pm
Good article. Thanks.

Marija M (32)
Friday August 23, 2013, 1:47 pm
Thank you for posting

Colleen L (3)
Friday August 23, 2013, 1:59 pm
Loved visiting. Thanks Carrie

Sheila D (194)
Friday August 23, 2013, 2:16 pm
Get ready...horror of horrors...I've never had hummus, not even a bite. Thank you for this interesting article - I just might have to try it...someday.

Past Member (0)
Friday August 23, 2013, 2:31 pm
A beautiful blog. Hummus is very delicious. I have yet to try msabbha, but I will certainly look for it now.

Kate K (215)
Friday August 23, 2013, 3:43 pm
I was introduced to hummus when I worked in an Israeli restaurant in the late 70's. I made lots of salads with it as well as sandwiches. now usually eat it in the summer with a basic salad with lemon, olive oil, and salt and maybe put tahini dressing it and sometime make falafel or tabour. Some pita or a tortilla and there's dinner. Yom.

Madhu Pillai (22)
Friday August 23, 2013, 4:09 pm
Thank you, great blog, had no idea meat can be added too, I prefer the vegetarian variety. Beautiful pictures, an oasis of tranquility in an otherwise turbulent landscape.

pam w (139)
Friday August 23, 2013, 5:02 pm
For those poor, underprivileged souls who've never eaten hummus....find an Arab/Lebanese/Armenian/Egyptian restaurant or deli and enrich your life!

Hummus is found all around the Mediterranean...because it's WONDERFUL! (And then there's baba ganoujh...(there are many spellings.)

Sheryl G (363)
Friday August 23, 2013, 5:56 pm
Oh my I'm hungry now......thanks.

Julie W (32)
Friday August 23, 2013, 7:09 pm
I make hummus as a dip, but end up eating it with a spoon - can't resist!

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Friday August 23, 2013, 10:02 pm
Thank you for the wonderful post. The sublime description made my mouth water, and she spoke about recreating the recipe, and I was excited about trying my hand at m'sabbha, but then, much to my disappointment, she decided not to provide a recipe which was a cruel disappointment. Waaaaaa waaaa waaaa. I love hummus and will be happy with that. : )

Veronica C (24)
Friday August 23, 2013, 10:06 pm
I like chickpeas, but not Hummus. Go figure.

Elizabeth M (65)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 12:51 pm
Noted with many thanks for this great post Carrie. My girls got me into hummus - love it!

fly b (26)
Monday August 26, 2013, 10:34 am
Thanks. Hummus is best fresh.
Link to more on Jaffa here: "Remembering Jaffa"


Sergio P (65)
Monday August 26, 2013, 4:00 pm

Past Member (0)
Monday August 26, 2013, 5:24 pm

Kathryn Niell (112)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 6:30 pm
I love hummus since I tried it back in the 70's. This article had me drooling! I wish she had added the recipe at the end. I doubt I'll make it to Israel in this lifetime!
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