Thirty years ago, no shops stocked it, now Tesco alone sells 30 million pots a year. Why has Britain gone dippy about houmous?

Thirty years ago, no shops stocked it, now Tesco alone sells 30 million pots a year. So why has Britain gone dippy about houmous

11:33 PM on 14th October 2011

Sell out: A very different kind of substance is at the centre of a turf war thats becoming increasingly heated: houmous

Sell out: A very different kind of substance is at the centre of a turf war that”s becoming increasingly heated: houmous

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Battle: The most bitter houmous war of all rages between the Lebanese and the Palestinians, both of whom claim to have invented it  though now Israel has joined the fray

Battle: The most bitter houmous war of all rages between the Lebanese and the Palestinians, both of whom claim to have invented it – though now Israel has joined the fray