Hummus on the high street
By Tom Hunt
It wasn’t until I visited Palestine that I fully appreciated how much Arabic food has influenced my own cuisine. Arabic food is ubiquitous in UK food culture and can be found everywhere from late night kebab shops to Ottolenghi’s deservedly successful restaurants. Hummus is on the high street, shakshuka dons many a brunch menu and za’atar is a common household ingredient.
In the 90’s Britain’s food culture began to transform. The bland food of Britain once our handicap became our strength. Our lac...