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Hummus, generalized

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Francis Lam takes a look at hummus:

  • Chickpeas
  • Tahini (sesame paste)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Garlic
  • Lemon

And sees that this can be generalized:

  • Beans [plus a protein-complementary nut butter: sesame, pumpkin, almond, peanut, walnut, etc. – LG]
  • Fat and oil [already taken care of above – LG]
  • Salt
  • Aromatics
  • Acid
  • Cooking liquid from the beans

He includes the last because it turns out to be useful. With this generalization, he (and you) can now proceed to make a wide variety of recipes.

This reminds me of my recent discovery that just about all anecdotes about one’s cat can be generalized: “My cat did this cute thing and it made me love him/her at that moment.”

Written by Leisureguy

25 September 2010 at 7:28 am

Posted in Daily life, Food, Recipes

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  1. This idea is the foundation of Michael Ruhlman’s cooking book, Ratio. Highly recommended as a library read.

    The Eldest

    25 September 2010 at 12:59 pm

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