Hummus as it is read – MoltoFood – Gordon Ramsay’s version

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The question about how to read “hummus” is more than legitimate and reveals a curiosity that is not only linguistic but also cultural. In an era in which interest in ethnic cuisine and its correct pronunciations has significantly amplified, it becomes essential to study not only the ingredients and preparation techniques, but also the way in which names and terms are correctly articulated. This is not only a question of respect for different culinary cultures, but also to enrich one’s knowledge in the gastronomic field. Furthermore, knowing how to pronounce correctly the name of a dish can also avoid embarrassment or misunderstandings when you find yourself ordering in a restaurant or discussing cooking with friends and acquaintances.

How do you read Hummus?

The correct pronunciation of “hummus” is a topic that arouses curiosity and sometimes debate. Originally from Middle Easthummus is a spread made from chickpeastahini (sesame paste), lemon juice, garlic and olive oil, which has become popular around the world for its rich flavor and versatility. But how do you pronounce this term correctly?

In Italian, the most accepted pronunciation tends to be “ummus”, with the accent on the first syllable and the initial “h” almost silent, in line with the phonetic adaptation of many foreign words in our language. However, it is important to note that, depending on the region of origin, the pronunciation can vary slightly. For example, in some areas of the Middle East, the initial “h” is pronounced more markedly.

Despite these variations, what is fundamental is the appreciation for the cultural and gastronomic richness that hummus represents. This delicious spread can be enjoyed in many variations, each of which reflects the culinary traditions of the place where it is prepared. For those who want to try making hummus, here are two recipes to try: a traditional one with sautéed cherry tomatoes (recipe here) and a more spring-like one with baby spinach (recipe here).

In short, regardless of the pronunciation you choose to adopt, the important thing is to let yourself be involved by the passion for cooking and the desire to explore new and different flavors. As we have seen, hummus is much more than a simple chickpea cream: it is a bridge between cultures, an invitation to discover and appreciate the differences that enrich the vast world of gastronomy.


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