Hommos / Hummus

Hommos / Hummus

What do you say? Hommos. Houmous. Hummus. Hummas. My Lebanese accent decided it was going to be “hommos”. And you stress on the double “m”.
Hommos means garbanzo beans / chickpeas and the correct name is “hommos bé t hiné”: chickpeas with tahini. I’m all for creativity and trying new things but I have to say that it annoys me to see people calling anything with tahini “hummus”. A beet purée with tahini is not a beet hummus! It just doesn’t make sense. Keep the dish: it’s delicious and has a wonderful color, but please: find another name. 
Hommos is for chickpeas.

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Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh

Lebanese Tabbouleh is a parsley based salad with few ingredients. Parsley of course, with tomatoes, scallions, mint and bulgur. There are many version of this wonderful salad in the middle east and as you would expect everyone has “the best” or ”the original” or “the only true” recipe for this dish. What makes this version Lebanese is the ratio and proportions of the different ingredients.

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Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies & Nutella Ganache

Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies & Nutella Ganache

Those gorgeous Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies are deliciously addictive. They involve one of the best flavor combinations in the culinary world: chocolate and hazelnut. Marriage made in food heaven.

The cookie has a light crunchy texture and balances well with the silky ganache. 
I asked 4 friends of mine for their feedback. They were unanimous “We want more!”

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Marcona Almond & Black Pepper Biscotti

Marcona Almond & Black Pepper Biscotti

The first time I made the Marcona Almond & Black Pepper Biscotti was for a dinner party with a very close group of friends, the group I test new recipes with. I trust their opinion, their comments are always constructive and they are patient and precise while answering all my questions! I can have a few… :))
We were having cocktails and appetizers and I suggested they taste the biscotti while enjoying their drinks. The biscotti are spicy, crunchy and have a beautiful texture. They were unanimous: The biscotti are delicious but they are too sweet for appetizers and would go perfectly well with dessert! Yes, even with the black pepper and hint of ginger!
A few hours later (… we eat for hours!) they all had the Chocolate Mousse with the Biscotti. Wonderful and unexpected combination!

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