My Virtual African Loop makes its side-loop. That will mean a stroll through ancient cities: Bethlehem and Jerusalem in Israel, Petra in Jordan.
But my virtual arrival in Israel means I needed to make a new dish to take this imaginary travel and “bring it to life”
Fortunately a few months ago an episode of Milk Street covered an Israeli hummus. So I had that recipe at the ready for my virtual arrival.
I served this to my mom and dad. They don’t usually like hummus so I didn’t tel them is was hummus, just that it was in that family.
Also: I was afraid it would be too salty. It was not. Maybe because my tahini was unsalted, it was actually a little bland.
But with salt, it wasn’t bad. If I’d added garlic I might have loved it.
Verdict: Good. Might try again!
Narrator voice: she did try it again. With a pinch more salt and a hint of garlic. It was quite nice; especially good on bread, tortilla chips, or celery sticks. Could use more garlic, in fact, but still : tasty.