(JTA) — The approach of International Hummus Day (Friday, May 13) coincides with the release of a study showing that more than 90 percent of Israelis say they eat hummus at least once a week — and nearly 70 percent currently have some in their refrigerator.
On a recent Tuesday night at the Chabad House Bowery on the Lower East Side, a crowd began to form. Tables covered in craft paper filled the room, tea lights flickering in mason jars. At a long table at one end, servers set up paper plates and jugs of ice tea — but no food. “Jazzie’s running late,” explained Matt Glick, the Chabad House chief of staff.
Egypt was declared Sunday to have the most delicious falafel, beating its Israeli, Palestinian and Middle Eastern-fusion competitors at a London festival.