Actually, historically Jews have lived in the region from the early days. So hummus has always been a staple to the community. Records indicate chick peas as part of the Biblical food. Study history, and one will find that pallets and foods were mingled by the phoenicians who were known for exchanging cultures and customs. They conquered the iberian pennisula as well as the entire Med area. so, some chapters in history books should be added to the educational system is Lebannon, so the next generation becomes more educated in history, a very important core course in any public sysem.
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from the article: Israel takes hummus world record