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Where can i get good houmus (hummus/hoummus/howeveryouwanttospellWhomust) in bern? I cant find anything good anywhere. last one i got from coop on the outskirts tasted of curry!!!

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Old 21.01.2013, 09:25
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Re: Hummus

Best one i have found so far has been in Manor - or buy the ingredients yourself and make it (pretty simple to make)
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Old 21.01.2013, 09:56
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This is the best recipe - hint! swap the regular garlic for roasted. Delish.

http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2013/...smooth-hummus/
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Best one i have found so far has been in Manor - or buy the ingredients yourself and make it (pretty simple to make)
I had some from Manor too last week, and it is the best I found. It is definitely better and much cheaper to make your own, lime is better than lemon, by the way, and I don't go too crazy about Tahini, it makes it bitter.
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No manor in Bern though. Can't remember if the loeb lebensmittel has it. You can buy everything you need to make it in a coop. Lime 's an interesting thought, will have to try it. We also put chopped parsley in it and smoky paprika - sweet pimenton.
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Old 21.01.2013, 11:08
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Re: Hummus

thanks JanerMacP, been trying for a time to get my Hummus like the suggested recipe, damn skins have been making mine grainy forever!
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No manor in Bern though. Can't remember if the loeb lebensmittel has it. You can buy everything you need to make it in a coop. Lime 's an interesting thought, will have to try it. We also put chopped parsley in it and smoky paprika - sweet pimenton.
I actually serve it with chopped fresh coriander on top and smoked paprika, too. I haven't seen Coop sell Tahini in here, but will have a look.

What bread do people get? Pita is nice, but I bake it in the oven, make chips out of it. Bagels are super nice with that, but haven't found fresh ones here yet, the prepacked ones taste like cakes.
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Our coops have it in the "international" food area. My husband eats it with pita, i eat it with crispy veggies - peppers, carrots, cucumber, fennel.

Sometimes i also put a roasted pepper in the mix - it's very popular in the US.
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http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2013/...smooth-hummus/
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thanks JanerMacP, been trying for a time to get my Hummus like the suggested recipe, damn skins have been making mine grainy forever!
Great tips here - thanks! I have just made it using peeled chickpeas and roasted garlic and it is beautifully smooth and delicious
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Old 21.01.2013, 15:20
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Re: Hummus

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I'm all over any thread to do with hummus and pita.

Manor's is the best one I've found in the supermarket. The tinned stuff in my local Turkish supermarkets is ... ahem... an acquired taste.
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Re: Hummus

The new stuff they sell in Migros since a few months is as good as homemade. Most brands don't use enough tahini. IMO, and often too much lemon or not enough garlic. But this stuff (in the same plastic tubs as the also decent Tzatziki and excellent aubergine dip) is really great. Pity they don't sell good Lebanese style Pita at the same shop, I have to got to the Coop for that.
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Old 21.01.2013, 15:48
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OP must have been reading my mind. I have chickpeas waiting to be peeled. Hummus on the menu tonight!
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and I don't go too crazy about Tahini, it makes it bitter.
I am not arguing here, I just need to indicate that Tahini plays a nutritional role in Hummus. It is an example of the classic "beans (or peas) and seeds" combination found in many world cuisines. The two categories, complete each others' aminoacids to form a more complete protein than any of the two alone. If the Vegan Chef were still here , he could have enlightened us further.
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I am not arguing here, I just need to indicate that Tahini plays a nutritional role in Hummus. It is an example of the classic "beans (or peas) and seeds" combination found in many world cuisines. The two categories, complete each others' aminoacids to form a more complete protein than any of the two alone. If the Vegan Chef were still here , he could have enlightened us further.
And as in many other traditional recipes, the lime or lemon added helps to break it down in a way our bodies can better extract those proteins. fascinating stuff!
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Re: Hummus

Do i need a blender?
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I had some from Manor too last week, and it is the best I found. It is definitely better and much cheaper to make your own, lime is better than lemon, by the way, and I don't go too crazy about Tahini, it makes it bitter.
this made me chuckle: no tahini and lime rather than lemons? that's not a hummus, that's a lime chick pea dip
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Do i need a blender?
Yes you do.

Once you have made your own hummus you will never look back, but the big Coop in Egerkingen does also have tinned hummus (haven't tried it yet) as well as tahini so you can make your own.
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Yes you do.

Once you have made your own hummus you will never look back, but the big Coop in Egerkingen does also have tinned hummus (haven't tried it yet) as well as tahini so you can make your own.
A blender helps but is NOT essential as long as you can crush the chick peas as much as possible into a smooth paste.
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A blender helps but is NOT essential as long as you can crush the chick peas as much as possible into a smooth paste.
I use the mini processor that I got as part of a multi-set with a stick blender and hand blender. I cut back on the oil and slowly add a bit of water (as well as the lemon). Just add a bit at a time until you get the consistency you want. Mine is quite smooth and creamy even without peeling the chickpeas. I also add tahini, lemon, garlic, salt and a dash of cumin and cayenne and have it with raw veggies.
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Some Denners have good hummus imported from Israel. The one in Zurich Enge has it.

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