So wrote the poet awhile back, and his words are so accurate - especially when we are looking at Hummus.
The success of food trucks in LA has led to a fusion of various cuisines - including Asian and Mexican.
And while some of these fusions do work and create a new hybrid that is interesting -
The combination of middle eastern and Mexican cuisine doesn't work in our opinion on any level.
There is no need for a Burrito - cause Middle Easterns already have the Pita.
There is no need for hot peppers - cause middle easterners already have Garlice
And there's no need for Guacomole sauce- cause we already have Hummus.
Thus I don't understand why people love this new cuisine and the fact that it's becoming so popular proves that at the end of the day - people don't really want to eat great food - but prefer eating dilluted food as long as it has a catchy name!
Both Mexican and Middle Eastern foods are wonderful - both are spicy both are unique both are very popular and both are healthy.
But the combination of both creates such a cacophony of different strong tastes that it becomes something incoherent and chaotic.
The texture of Mexiterranean is also a travesty as that too is inconsistent with either one of the two original cuisines that created it.
Mexiterranean to me is like a TIGON or a LIGER - a combination of a Tiger and Lion. Can it be achieved thanks to modern science? Yes. Is it good for the new hybrid animal? No. Does it create a totally deformed new animal? TOTALLY!! Is it dangerous? YES. It breaks the heart of anyone that loves Tigers and Lions and sees what science can do to destroy both breeds.
So perhaps the question of the day isn't COULD THIS HYBRID BE DONE but rather -
SHOULD THIS HYBRID BE ALLOWED?
And to that my answer is a simple and very loud - NO!