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Old 29.06.2011, 19:27
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Houmous finally goes mainstream!

COOP now stock their own brand houmous actually made in Switzerland!

Yes, yes, I know that Coop have been selling fresh houmous in tubs for ages, but that was imported from France.

And of course Migros and Manor both sell the Hekla brand of Houmous (plastic tubs with a black print on it).
And yes, lots of market places and restaurants etc. sell the lovely chickpea dip too. Plus I like making my own sometimes.

But this is different - a mainstream Swiss supermarket realising it is worth making and selling its own fresh houmous.
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Old 29.06.2011, 20:20
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Re: Houmous finally goes mainstream!

I have been buying humous from coop for several years, i don't think its proper humous as i think it has yoghurt in it, but it is very nice It's usually in the chiller with the fresh fish (no idea why it is there)

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Old 29.06.2011, 20:37
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Re: Houmous finally goes mainstream!

That's one thing I prefer to make myself.

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Old 29.06.2011, 21:01
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It's usually in the chiller with the fresh fish (no idea why it is there)
If you spent your days stacking shelves, you'd probably lose your sense of humous
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Old 29.06.2011, 21:11
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Re: Houmous finally goes mainstream!

I still miss Waitrose Houmous and Taramasalata like anything and my girlfriends and I reminisce about our many evenings spent savouring the above with hot crispy pitta bread, washed down with loads of wine.

However, not being able to buy it now, I have discovered that it is actually very easy to make. I simply whizz rinsed tinned chick peas in a blender with olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and a little tahini (with a little water if it is too thick) and it is delicious!
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Old 29.06.2011, 21:19
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Re: Houmous finally goes mainstream!

Swiss Humous ?

It's like playing petanque - something to try, but not expecting much.
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Old 29.06.2011, 21:20
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I still miss Waitrose Houmous and Taramasalata...
Ha ha! That explains why it was on the fish counter. Next to the Taramasalata.
Humous/Taramasalata - what's the difference? It's all greek to me.
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Old 29.06.2011, 21:56
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Re: Houmous finally goes mainstream!

I am in the process of writing my cookbook and Homos is one of my next recepies to write.
Let me know if you are interested in a copy.
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Old 29.06.2011, 22:12
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I am in the process of writing my cookbook and Homos is one of my next recepies to write.
Let me know if you are interested in a copy.
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It seems my sentence was confusing ;-) ... I meant "let me know if you need me to post a copy of the Homos recipe"
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Old 29.06.2011, 22:34
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It seems my sentence was confusing ;-) ... I meant "let me know if you need me to post a copy of the Homos recipe"
Yes please!
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Old 29.06.2011, 23:14
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Re: Houmous finally goes mainstream!

If Migros will start making Humous, does it count as a Humous war ?

Once the bakeries will start selling decent pitas Switzerland will be on it's way to become an inhabitable country.
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Old 30.06.2011, 01:03
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Ha ha! That explains why it was on the fish counter. Next to the Taramasalata.
Humous/Taramasalata - what's the difference? It's all greek to me.
BUT Hummous is not Greek but ARAB
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Old 30.06.2011, 01:16
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BUT Hummous is not Greek but ARAB
Earliest recipe of Hommus was 13th century in Egypt and in 2011 my mum makes the best Hommus ever (she even use some fruit scents to give it more flavors ie. Peach, Mango, Orange and adds virgin olive oil to it)

Pashosh, get in for some Egyptian hommus
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Old 30.06.2011, 07:47
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BUT Hummous is not Greek but ARAB
that's true! when i first moved to london, people kept offering me hummous at dinner parties "to make me feel at home". i had never heard about it before, let alone tried it! (so i'm trying to make up for the lost time ever since! :P)
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Old 30.06.2011, 09:17
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Earliest recipe of Hommus was 13th century in Egypt and in 2011 my mum makes the best Hommus ever (she even use some fruit scents to give it more flavors ie. Peach, Mango, Orange and adds virgin olive oil to it)

Pashosh, get in for some Egyptian hommus
Come on - everybody knows Humous was invented by moses
Still - a mango/orange flavoured humous sounds interesting. Next time I'm in Alex I'll drop by.
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Old 30.06.2011, 09:23
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Come on - everybody knows Humous was invented by moses
Still - a mango/orange flavoured humous sounds interesting. Next time I'm in Alex I'll drop by.
Moses was Egyptian too

Feel free to drop by anytime, there's always lots of flavored hummus for everyone
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Old 30.06.2011, 09:57
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Re: Houmous finally goes mainstream!

I don't like Houmous. I think they should just settle down and make peace with the Israelis or Pakistanis or whatever, just as that Brüno guy in the movie tried to make them do.
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Old 30.06.2011, 09:59
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Moses was Egyptian too

Feel free to drop by anytime, there's always lots of flavored hummus for everyone
Watch out, too much humous and you'll be blamed for exporting gas to Israel. and they will be right.
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That's one thing I prefer to make myself.

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I've been making homemade versions (with variations) for the last 15 years or so, and on the whole, I agree.

But this week, when I nipped into Coop and bought fresh houmous, pain libanais, a bag of carrot sticks, and a punnet of cherries, it was the best unplanned picnic in the park I've had in a long time.
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