A while back, MenuPages reported on a group in Lebanon who were planning to sue Israel for the rights to hummus. And apparently this agitation over the origins of hummus came to the attention of everyone’s favorite Election Day Personality, Ralph Nader. Who apparently is running for president today (who knew?!), and used the Great Hummus War Of 2008 as a fundraising hook:
…My mother Rose was born in Lebanon.
And she made perhaps the best hummus I’ve ever had.
And I’ve had a lot of hummus.
Hummus is nutritious.
It makes you stronger and healthier.
So, Bloomberg’s report on the Lebanese claim to hummus got me to thinking about an idea that would help us raise funds to push our substantive agenda onto the front burner of American politics.
Here it is:
If you donate … we’ll e-mail to you Rose Nader’s hummus recipe tomorrow.
My Mom’s Hummus Recipe
A Wonkette reader actually made the recipe and reported back: “It is WAY garlicky. It called for four cloves and I put in four cloves but the garlic is so strong it burns. Ralph can’t even get hummus right.”
[Photo: Hummus and falafel from the Abu Nader restaurant in St Paul, MN, (no relation!) via anthonylibrarian’s Flickr]
National: Lebanon, Israel Battle Over Hummus