Thursday, January 15, 2009

Hummus

While in Oregon, I went to a dive called the Pita Pit. It was there that I had my first Pita (it's just a sub with a different covering, right?). I ordered the turkey and chuckled as I saw on the menu board that one could get extra hummus for $.75. Why was this so funny to me? Well, I went to Adam Sandler's "You Don't Mess With The Zohan" this past summer and it had at least a half dozen gags which involved hummus. Here's one (check out Sandler's face at :20):

8 comments:

Sarah said...

that movie was horribly offensive. i'm done with sandler.

Rocketstar said...

Never seen it but I love hummus

Small Footprints said...

So ... here's the question ... did you try the hummus? Inquiring minds want to know!

Small Footprints
http://reducefootprints.blogspot.com

Thomas said...

Sarah, I'm sorry to hear that. He's in a Disney movie at the moment called "Bedtime Stories".

Rocket, interesting.

Small, I did not. My wife has tried it before since she's from a Jewish background. I felt I was experimenting enough by trying the Pita.

Melvin Udall said...

Experimenting with Pita... YOU DAREDEVIL YOU!! :¬0

Timothy Smith said...

Tom, if Hummus was in a dip tray at a party and you tried it you would just think its a dip, nothing more. Pick some up at the local grocery store and try it with some chips or crackers, its just mashed up chick peas (garbanzo beans).

Pita bread is great if you break it in half and toast it. I would send you a fantastic avocado salsa to put inside but it does not sound like you are that adventurous yet.

Thomas said...

Melvin, crazy, innit?

Tim, I did see a container of hummus at HyVee a few weeks ago so, per your recommendation, I'll purchase some this week and let you know what I think.

Michael said...

You can't live in Israel if you don't eat hummus.

Seriously, I live here, and I'm allergic to hummus, and whenever I mention that, people will say, "Well, you sure moved to the wrong country!"

As the Sandler movie, I haven't seen it, but I've heard that it was extremely popular here in Israel. Israelis like to laugh at themselves, and Sandler does a good parody.

Interesting blog here, Thomas. I'll be back.