Updated: Sep 13, 2021
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.
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?
The Sea of Monsters
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