The MIT Hummus Experience began in 2008. Since then it has become an annual event and the highlight of MIT's IAP (Independent Activities Period)….
It might be the health trend or just pure curiosity which brings hundreds of people to the “Hummus Taste Off,” a competition where students and professors sample and choose their favorite - from among different student hummus creations.
The “Hummus Taste Off” is the culmination of a month filled with “hummus experiences,” including two hummus-making classes and a tour to a local hummus factory.
During IAP, we will again have a number of hummus-based events, as the Hummus Experience reflects the fun and exploratory spirit of MIT’s intersession. We did very well last year, and this year we want to do even better!
“A group of eight of us attended the event. I have to commend you on organizing a terrific food-themed event. We certainly indulged in all things chickpea related.”
Natalie, Gastronomy Masters student from Boston University
Date: Tuesday January 21, 2014
Place: W11 - MDR
Workshop participants will learn the secrets of making hummus from George Kirby '79, who is well-known in greater Boston for his delicious homemade dips. This is a hands-on workshop with take-away results.
Bonus - Spice it up by preparing an exotic Yemenite hot sauce (Zhug).
Date: Tuesday January 28, 2014
Place: Provided upon Registration
Up to 8 teams (3-5 members) can enter the Hummus Taste Off with their own original flavor by participating in the Hummus Lab the night before and passing out samples the day of the Taste Off. Teams must register in advance and provide the names and email addresses of their teammates. One team will remain available on a first-come/first-served basis for individuals acting as free agents.
We will provide you with the basic recipe, which you can adapt to your liking using both traditional and funky ingredients (including peanut butter, garlic, lime, Tabasco and more surprises; if desired, please include any specific ingredients with your rsvp). All entries will be held for the Taste Off the next day and will be judged by the entire MIT Community!
The Annual Hummus Taste Off
Date: Wednesday January 29, 2014
Place: Lobby 10 - Lobby 13
Vote for the best home-made hummus at MIT. Help choose the best hummus at MIT's annual "made from scratch" hummus taste-off! Participate in a blind tasting of hummus made by fellow students. Be dazzled by the variations in flavor and texture. We promise free hummus and pita, give aways, and much more.
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