Go ahead. File this title, specifically, that whole "hummus perfection" part under super bold claims and loaded statements. After all, hummus is right up there with chocolate chip cookies when it comes to people getting super passionate about food.
But you should know that I've put my time in when it comes to hummus. I've made batches upon batches of it and I love chickpeas so much they're practically their own food group in my world. But also? I've hit the ground in the name of hummus research and have clocked in over 1 month of travel in the Middle East, easily eaten my weight in hummus, and have cooked with chefs from Israel to Lebanon and grilled them about their hummus secrets. And what do I have to show for it? This technique that makes for an all-time best hummus.