Into the Southern Highlands in Search of the Ur Dip of the Levant

Floyd-Community-MarketMidLaw was at the Floyd, Virginia Community Market last Saturday morning, the SustainFloyd Farmer’s Market, getting eggplants.

A trio was playing. Mountain music. Everyone was dressed in different styles: tie-dyes, T-shirts. MidLaw was the only one who was not different.

Eggplants mean baba ganoush, hummus-sister. Baba ganoush is identical to the revered bean dip, but made with eggplants instead of chickpeas.

MidLaw believes that hummus and baba ganoush have a common ancestor, the Ur Dip of the Levant.

The MidLaw Test Kitchen has found the “best recipe for baba ganoush in the world.” Says so right on the recipe.

The MidLaw Way is to roll your own. Sometimes, to put a boiled potato in it.



Virginia is for eggplants. The quest for the Ur Dip continues.

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