The Israel/Palestine Conflict Told Through Hummus with Avigail Kuperman - Context Travel

The Israel/Palestine Conflict Told Through Hummus with Avigail Kuperman


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Hummus (meaning "chickpea" in Hebrew/Arabic) is one of the most common cultivations in the Middle East. This little legume has been in the region for at least 8,000 years and was likely the staple diet of King David.

Today, hummus stands at the heart of Israeli Palestinian conflict. Who made it first? Who makes it the best? In this conversation, we will discuss the origin of the chickpea, the journey it went through and the place it has in the culture of both the Israelis and Palestinians today.

During the conversation, there will be a presentation of how to make hummus at home from scratch. The presenter, Avigail Kuperman is a chef and food researcher herself.

This interactive seminar will discuss the connection between food and politics in Israel and Palestine. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased knowledge of the food culture in the region and how to make this special hummus.

Avigail was born in Haifa and worked as a tour guide for almost a decade. She has a BA in Journalism and Communication. As part of her quest to expand her understanding of the region, Avigail pursued a MA in Middle Eastern studies. During her studies, Avigail focused on how local cuisine is affected by the political changes that have swept the region in recent history. Today leading tours in the markets of Israel she focuses on the connection between food and politics.

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.