The documentary ‘Make Hummus not War’ is Graham’s humorous journey through the hummus bars and kitchens of, Beirut, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and New York. Along the way he encounters the doyenne of Middle East cuisine Claudia Roden, zealots, Jewish settlers, biblical characters, political activists, chickpea farmers, novelists and Sheiks, for whom hummus is a near religious obsession.
One of the oldest-known prepared foods in human history, hummus is claimed
by multiple Middle Eastern nationalities. So when Graham, a self-described
hummus tragic, learned of a 2008 Lebanese plan to sue Israel for acting as
if it had proprietary rights over the dish, he was intrigued and hungry for
more. With Israel, Lebanon and Palestine fighting once again – over who
‘owns’ the hummus heritage – he set off on a personal journey into a
colourful culinary history.
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