Available on ckbk now
On the Hummus Route

On the Hummus Route

by Ariel Rosenthal, Orly Peli-Bronshtein and Dan Alexander


‘The Hummus Route’ is a journey without borders through nine Middle Eastern “hummus hubs.” The book explores the history of the chickpea (or hummus as it’s called in both Arabic and Hebrew), underscoring the significance of this essential food – and delicious dip – to the many cultures of the Middle East. Inspiring reading.

from the publisher

On the Hummus Route is a groundbreaking art book and cookbook, a utopian journey between cities, people, and dreams. It documents street food and life in nine Middle Eastern cities - Cairo and Jerusalem, Gaza and Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Damascus, and others, to resonate the message: "It's all about humanity".

This unique project involves more than 30 contributors, including iconic chefs, researchers, photographers, illustrators, philosophers, and more, in an unprecedented collaboration between people of all backgrounds, including Claudia Roden, Sami Tamimi, David Loftus, Karim Haidar, Farouk Mardam-Bey, Joudie Kalla, Mohammad Orfali, Prof. Liora Gvion, and many more.

The many adventures on this joint journey were collected in this groundbreaking art book and cookbook, which brings a wealth of 70 recipes shared here for the first time. This rich repository is dotted with stories, essays, and anecdotes that transcend place and time - from ancient Egypt and Greek mythologies, to the song of Rumi and the force of the future's superfoods.

Most popular

Original Publisher
Date of publication

Features & Stories

Consuming passions: hummus

Consuming passions: hummus

On The Hummus Route leads us through nine Middle-Eastern hummus hubs, from Cairo all the way to Damascus, through Gaza, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Nazareth, Acre and Beirut. Here we take our own hummus route through ckbk’s titles exploring the significance (and deliciousness!) of this dish.

Recommended by

Shehar Bano Rizvi

Cookbook author and blogger