Holy food

Raj Patel, the Messiah?

November 29, 2010

So last week the New Yorker published its annual food issue, cramming the print version with such articles as an exploration of the underground world of Sandor Katz and his fermented-foods quest and a painful family memoir by Chang-Rae Lee.

Not much of this was available online, unfortunately, and neither is this week’s wacky food story, about the possible deification of global economist and food-reform activist Raj Patel. Patel, who would much rather be left alone as an ordinary guy instead of a pan-deity known as Maitreya, just can’t win:

Patel’s disclaimer only agitated his acolytes, many of whom interpreted it as further proof that Patel was Maitreya after all, the humble savior deferring recognition in a soft of crafty P.R. move. . . . Like George Costanza’s girlfriend, on “Seinfeld,” Patel’s followers refused to accept that he didn’t want to be in a relationship with them. His rejection only increased their devotion.
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1. by anonymous on Apr 29, 2011 at 10:11 AM PDT

St. Patrick’s Day Green Hummus
Nettles are a traditional Irish green, but they are a bit hard to find. Parsley is also used in traditional recipes such as Leek and Oatmeal Soup. To create a festive green hummus for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration, begin with a recipe for Basic Chickpea Hummus.

Blend together:

  • 3.5 Cups cooked garbanzo beans (also called chickpeas) (2 – 15 oz. cans)
  • 1-2 large cloves of garlic (to your taste)
  • 1/4 C toasted sesame seeds (or ¼ C – ¾ Cup tahini)
  • 3-6 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice (depending on how thick or thin you like your hummus)


  • ¼ -1/2 Cup minced flat leaf parsley
  • 2 – 4 T minced mint, preferably spearmint Blend until smooth.

Stir in 1-2 finely chopped green onions. ( If you prefer leeks, feel free to substitute.)

Serve with pita chips and fresh vegetables. For more traditional Irish fare, serve with carrots and cold potato slices.

Have fun, be at peace.
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2. by meigancam on Jun 20, 2012 at 8:21 AM PDT

Great article with excellent idea! I appreciate your post. Thanks so much and let keep on sharing your stuffs keep it up.

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