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Richard in Cincy

As I'm sure most of you know, I love the "AUTHENTIC!" recipes coming out of Betty Crockerstan...

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Posted to Thread #30059 at 4:10 am on Jan 4, 2018

The fridge. We've all had a laugh over it, and we continue because of the daily recipe. Today's recipe was "Kicked up a notch Syrian Hummus."

OK. I've lived in NYC and have eaten at Syrian restaurants and have visited the middle east where I've had hummus (and took Arabic where I learned how to pronounce it correctly.).

The ingredients: 1 can garbanzos. FAIL!!!!!!!!!! Not authentic!!!!

The hummus was kicked up a notch because they used 5 cloves of garlic. But then, they roasted them into sweet oblivion, so I'm not sure how it was kicked up a notch, unless it was the can you kick to the curb when you're done.

One of the most amazing things about real Mideastern food is soaking those garbanzos and grinding them raw to start your recipe. Evelyn the Goddess of Athens, is very explicit about this in her Falafel recipe. If all you have is a can, find something else to make. It truly is a game changer.

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