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Red Pepper Hummus with Smoked Paprika

Suzen and I have become hummus purists, in the sense that we now know how to prepare perfect, velvety, just-so-slightly lemony hummus. And while we are not heretics, we still believe in hummus diversity. Rose Elliot, a widely acclaimed British author, has just collected her best vegetarian recipes into The Best of Rose Elliot: The…

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Cookbook Review: Olives, Lemons & Za’atar

Ok, to begin with za’atar is a Middle Eastern spice mix: dry oregano or thyme is mixed with sumac, toasted sesame seeds and salt and then served with olive oil and flat bread as the signature breakfast dish. Oh, sumac? That is a spice made from the dried and powdered berries of a shrub that…

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Cynthia’s Hummus with a Kick

  You might not expect a nice girl from Maryland to make the best hummus you ever tasted, but this is a complicated world. Cynthia’s very impactful day job is the Director of Development for the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. Cynthia unwinds by cooking. She and her husband Michael spend hours and hours…

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