I understood my friends’ panicked concern over my decision to explore Lebanon as Arab Spring somersaulted across the Middle East.
“We can’t beat them on this,” said Yedid Sapir, an Israeli Jew, who was sitting in Tel Aviv restaurant. “You can’t deny that we didn’t invent hummus.”
Back in January 2010 Tourism Minister Fadi Abboud told Future News television that Lebanon will respond to the Israeli challenge and will prepare a new plate of hummus in the spring, to break the Israeli world record for the biggest hummus plate. Yesterday Lebanon proved Abboud right … Lebanon on Saturday claimed another victory in […]
Israel has taken the upper hand in a new kind of Mideast conflict, one in which bullets are replaced by chickpeas. Using a satellite dish on loan from a nearby broadcast station, cooks in an Arab town near Jerusalem whipped up more than four metric tons of hummus, the chickpea paste that is a staple […]