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THE CHURCH OF CHICKPEA


World  (tags: Tel Aviv, Israelis, Arabs, society, culture, people, hummus, middle-east )

CarrieSIC
- 460 days ago - roadsandkingdoms.com
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. (696)
Friday August 23, 2013, 1:18 am
very interesting, thank you
 

zora b. (93)
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 (385)
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!
 

Natasha Salgado (563)
Friday August 23, 2013, 4:36 am
I hope one day to see it! Thanks Carrie 4 posting
 

Birgit W. (150)
Friday August 23, 2013, 7:38 am
Thank you Carrie.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (447)
Friday August 23, 2013, 9:31 am
Hummus, a staple of my diet. I wish there was more pictures.
 

Suzanne L. (153)
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

Interesting
 

CarrieSICK B. (314)
Friday August 23, 2013, 10:20 am
Yes Carol, you certainly are missing something! Tasty, healthy, and altogether wonderful!
 

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

monka blanke (85)
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 (283)
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 Mohoric (44)
Friday August 23, 2013, 1:47 pm
Thank you for posting
 

Colleen L. (2)
Friday August 23, 2013, 1:59 pm
Loved visiting. Thanks Carrie
 

GGmaSheila D. (170)
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 Kenner (206)
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.
 

Mashu 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. (191)
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.)
 

Dandelion G. (387)
Friday August 23, 2013, 5:56 pm
Oh my I'm hungry now......thanks.
 

Julie W. (21)
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. (44)
Friday August 23, 2013, 10:06 pm
I like chickpeas, but not Hummus. Go figure.
 

Elizabeth M. (67)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 12:51 pm
Noted with many thanks for this great post Carrie. My girls got me into hummus - love it!
 

jess b (24)
Monday August 26, 2013, 10:34 am
Thanks. Hummus is best fresh.
Link to more on Jaffa here: "Remembering Jaffa"

http//mondoweiss.net/2013/08/remembering-jaffa
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Monday August 26, 2013, 4:00 pm
Noted
 

Jennifer C. (169)
Monday August 26, 2013, 5:24 pm
Thanks.
 

Kathy Niell (107)
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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