all hummus, all the time

My blog is starting to make it sound like I don’t cook. Just for the record, I do. I made a blue cheese and spinach pasta from an upcoming book by Sam the Cooking Guy last night that was so mmmmmmmmm and easy too, but more to come about that book in a coupla months. And I’m trying one of those no-knead-type bread recipes as we speak, on the second rise. Remember when Mark Bittman wrote about a technique from Jim Lahey of Sullivan Street Bakery in the Times? That was back in Nov. 2006, so it’s okay if you don’t remember. (you might be living under a rock if you missed it, just sayin’) I’m testing a reportedly easier technique from someone else, and I’m kind of improvising with it, but I can’t wait to see what happens with this bread. Should be ready to eat by about 11pm tonight.

This entry is about hummus, but not just any hummus. I’m talking about what they serve at Hummus Place. They’ve got a few locations, but I usually eat at the one on MacDougal near Bleecker. It’s about the size of my bathroom, but somehow I never have to wait for a table. They serve almost only hummus. More to the point, if they serve something else besides hummus, who really cares? Just decide between the hummus with fava beans or with chickpeas, or bring a friend and order both. This is perfect comfort food and vegetarian to boot. Best of all might be the bread, the really soft and puffy Israeli-style pita. You get a couple for dipping into the hummus. If for some reason you think you don’t like hummus, you’ve never had it right and need to visit this place soon. Two people can eat for under $20 bucks, so that’s a major plus. No wonder it’s around the corner from NYU. While you visit, you might be wondering why there are at least three frozen yogurt places within about block. I don’t have a clue…


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