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Hummus and Green Peppers

Updated: Sep 13, 2021

Artist's Statement:

Like Tuesday's posting, this painting recalls a meal in a Jerusalem cafe'. I like the contrast of colors - the green and the variegated yellow. Also, note the border of olive oil rimming the hummus. A good sign of good hummus.

Oil on Wood Panel

7.5 x 7.5 in

Was pita invited to pair with hummus, or hummus with pita?

The answer is lost in the mists of time,

like the venerable chicken-egg conundrum.


The emotive power of hummus all over the Middle East

cannot be overstated, being the focus of some serious tribal rivalries.

Yotam Ottolenghi

Israeli-English chef, restauranteur and food writer

Annabeth: My fatal flaw. That's what the sirens showed me. My fatal flaw is hubris.

Percy: The brown stuff they spread on veggie sandwiches?

Annabeth: No, Seaweed Brain. That's HUMMUS. Hubris is worse.

Percy: What could be worse than hummus?

Rick Riordan

The Sea of Monsters

Art as an Oasis™

Art as an Oasis is a series of occasional postings from the art of Carrie Kleinberger

providing a temporary respite from both mundane and monumental cares

complimented by words of wisdom from a diversity of others.

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