How Many of These Bread Dips Can You Identify?


This delicious collection of 15 bread dips is Dish #29 in our countdown.

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Hell’s Kitchen restaurant Balkanika offers a humongous appetizing platter of 15 bread dips, including familiar ones, plus examples the restaurant has invented. The familiar ones come from the Middle East, Turkey, and the Balkans.

Beginning with the bright yellow dip at 12 o’clock and moving in a clockwise direction, the dips are:

1. Almond tumeric hummus
2. Artichoke spread
3. Hummus
4. Lentil ezme
5. Ajvar
6. Roast eggplant
7. Almond olive
8. Russian eggplant
9. Leek ezme
10. Celery root
11. Pesto porcini
12. Spicy red hummus
13. Pignoli beet
14. Fava
15. (center) Carp roe

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