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Franze & Evans, the divine Teresa

October 12, 2009
by the gentle author


This is the divine Teresa Lococo who makes heavenly hummus. Before I discovered Teresa, I searched all over London in supermarkets and delis, even the Borough Market, but too much of the hummus that is on sale resembles stale mayonnaise, homogenous and tasteless – disappointment in a plastic pot.

Just as I was almost at the point of giving up on my search for decent hummus, just as I was beginning to think maybe I was too damned fussy, just as I was beginning to wonder if I had simply imagined that hummus could be better – the Franze & Evans delicatessen opened on Redchurch Street and I discovered Teresa’s heavenly hummus. Believe me, you have never tasted hummus as good as this. Possessing a good texture, a delicate fragrance, and a taste balancing a whole combination of subtle flavours, this hummus with a slice of St John bread represents the ideal marriage.

However, Teresa does not make hummus every day and a fresh batch (£2.50 a pot) can sell out to the cognoscenti within hours. So I advise you to call (02070331910), as I do, to check they have some in stock before you set out on a pilgrimage up Brick Lane to the shrine in Redchurch Street, because you would not want to get there and have your hopes of Teresa’s heavenly hummus disappointed, would you?


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  1. November 8, 2009

    I have just found your blog and as a ‘local’ am enjoying making new discoveries such as Teresa’ hummus – will be wandering that way tomorrow to pick some up.

    Hope you don’t mind but I have posted about your blog on mine today.

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