Thursday, October 23, 2014

At least Hummus is not anti-Semitic

From Karim: "Your blog post yesterday on the possibly ‘divine’ explanation for the Israeli invention of hummus reminded me of this blog post from last year at The Guardian.
I had meant to pass it on to you at the time but never got around to it. Look at this paragraph (emphasis added):
The history of hummus can be traced back to at least the 13th century, when the first known recipes for it were recorded by Egyptian Arabs. But it is likely to date back much further. Chickpeas have been around for thousands of years in the Middle East, says Israeli-born chef Yotam Ottolenghi. Some scholars even claim an Old Testament passage indicates that Jews ate hummus in Biblical times.
So there you have it, it’s in the Old Testament!"

PS But where in the Old Testament, he didnt say.