Real Jewish Men Cook Kosher Whips Up Some Hummus

Don Clippinger is the author of Real Jewish Men Cook Kosher and today he is making us hummus and previewing the Second Annual Union Avenue Deli Jewish Food Festival.
Today the author of the cookbook "Real Jewish Men Cook Kosher" was in the Central Pa Live kitchen to make us a middle eastern favorite, hummus. We also got all the details on the Second Annual Union Avenue Deli Jewish Food Festival. If you would like to experience some of Don's delicious hummus or an assortment of other Jewish cuisine's then just head out to the Second Annual Jewish Food Festival taking place this weekend.

Hummus, which is basically pureed chick peas, costs a bundle in the supermarket, but it is both easy and inexpensive to make in your kitchen. It’s inexpensive, we should add, after you buy the food processor if you don’t already have one. The savings from making your own hummus will pile up quickly once you realize that you have been paying four bucks for a relatively small quantity. The secret to hummus is the tahini, which is a puree of sesame seeds. Some larger supermarkets stock tahini (I find two brands in Altoona’s Giant Eagle, for instance), and it also can be found in some specialty food stores. It’s a must. There’s no hummus without tahini.

1 15-ounce can chick peas (garbanzo beans)
2 Tablespoons tahini
1 teaspoon minced garlic
Juice of two medium lemons or 1/4 cup reconstituted juice

Pour off half the liquid from the chick peas and place them in a food processor or blender with the other ingredients. Puree until smooth. Serve with pita wedges. You’ll want to refer to this recipe when we get around to falafel, which is my favorite Israeli food.

Union Avenue Deli
Temple Beth Israel
Sunday, October 6
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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