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Happy Hummus Day
Today, May 15, is Hummus Day, a holiday that as of this morning has 27 fans on Facebook. How will you celebrate? Hummus piñata? Here are a few Hummus Day dot com recipes, here’s a popular Gourmet one from 1994 (by way of Epicurious), here’s one from Mark Bittman’s The Best Recipes in the World (ditto), here’s one that requires an overnight commitment, and here’s Serious Eats’ low-key ode to homemade tahini. Turns out I have a can of chickpeas in the back of the cupboard, a few tablespoons of bottled lemon juice left, and no fresh garlic but a refrigerated and suspicious jar of minced garlic from 2010. Let’s see how this goes. Also no cumin. Or measuring cups or spoons. [18 minutes later.] It went fine, and now I have more hummus than I did before.