hummus

What Is Hummus?

Sabra trying to establish legal U.S. hummus standards.

05/21/2014
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If Sabra Dipping Co. has its way, the use of chickpeas and tahini in making hummus will become U.S. law.

The hummus manufacturer, which is co-owned by PepsiCo and the Israel-based Strauss Group, has filed a petition with the Food and Drug Administration to create a standard for which dips are considered hummus.

Not every legume mash can call itself hummus. Wikimedia Commons

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It's Hummus Day!

A simple recipe with enough ingredients to make it interesting.

05/13/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

You could be forgiven for not knowing that May 13 is International Hummus Day. That's because it's only been so for a year, and it's only so at all because in 2012 a young Israeli tech entrepreneur named Ben Lang decided it should be. His idea, according to the Times of Israel, was that hummus is sufficiently beloved by the peoples of the fractious Middle East that it can serve as a source of unity.

Peace out. Fotolia

Will Hummus Wars Spread At Park Slope Food Co-op?

Seeking an end to the debate over BDS, grocery’s board sets a vote for March 27.

03/13/2012
Jewish Week Correspondent

Like many of those she knows at the Park Slope Food Co-op, Barbara Mazor has never been an “overly” political person.

Brooklyn battleground: Park Slope’s Food Co-op is the site of a debate over the move to isolate Israel.

Hummus Hostilities Quelled

12/07/2010

Campus activity seems to have quieted this week over previously controversial hummus sales. Two weeks ago DePaul University in Chicago temporarily suspended sale of Sabra hummus on campus, after the Students for Justice in Palestine filed a complaint that Sabra's parent company, Strauss, supports the Israeli Defense Force.

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