Make Hummus Not War

Friday May 8th 6:30 p.m.

A hugely entertaining documentary. Through candid interviews, personal memorabilia and Monty Python-esque animations, it weaves a fascinating tapestry that explores both the director’s personal connection to hummus and a larger controversy over which country originated hummus.
*Make Hummus Not War screened at the first Flatirons Food Film Festival in 2013.


Daniel Asher is Chef/Partner of Ash’kara, Mother Tongue, and River and Woods. Committed to sustainability and local food, Daniel’s menus are sourced from the most honest and local ingredients available.

Denise Mickelsen is the Food Editor of 5280 Magazine and oversees all of 5280’s food-related coverage. She was previous an editor at Saveur magazine and has won awards for digital food videos.

Joan Nathan, Jewish food authority and James Beard award-winning cookbook author, is a frequent contributor to The New York Times and other publications, and has produced television documentaries on the subject of Jewish cuisine. She is the author of eleven books, including Jewish Cooking in America and The New American Cooking, both of which won both James Beard Awards and IACP Awards.


If a restaurant offers its own delivery service, we suggest that you select it over third-party services. That option helps them more financially. If you do not purchase a meal, please consider purchasing a gift card. Gift cards help restaurants survive and give you a meal to look forward to.

Ali Baba Grill: 3033 28th St., Boulder; Phone orders (303) 440-1393 for pickup; Delivery through Grubhub and Hungrybuffs

  • Hummus bel Shawarma (nut free, dairy free, gryo contains gluten) includes a generous portion of hummus, topped with your choice of gyro meat, chicken shawarma meat or a combination of both. Includes a house
    salad and Italian dressing – $14.95
  • Vegetarian Lovers (vegan, nut free, dairy free, contains gluten), includes hummus, baba ghonouj, grape leaves, falafel, tabbouleh and rice. Served with pita bread. Includes a house salad and Italian dressing – $13.95

Basta: 3601 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; Pre-order through their website from Monday, 5/1 through noon on Friday, 5/8; pickup from 4-8pm. Pre-order early in the week to ensure getting your dinner.

  • Date and mint crust lamb shank, smoked potato, chickpea flour flat bread, curry cauliflower – $45 (dinner for two)

Ash’kara: 2227 W 32nd Ave, Denver; Phone orders (303) 537-4407. Delivery through DoorDash. Call to order by 5/6, 6pm with pickup on 5/8 between 12 and 5pm

  • Hummus with pita chips – $12
  • Dip Kit includes a large bag of pita chips, hummus, muhamarra, babaganoush – $28
  • Snack Attack Movie Pack includes olives, pickles, snack mix, hummus, muhamarra, babaganoush, falafel (8pc.), two large bags of pita chips – $45
  • Moroccan Mint Mule – $7

Sugarbeet: 101 Pratt St., Longmont; Phone orders (303) 651-3330 from 3-7:30pm (closed Sunday-Monday). Call to order from now through 5/8; pre-pay; 5/8 pickup time assigned during ordering

  • Mediterranean Movie Meal includes edamame and spring pea hummus with Greek yogurt flatbread; leg of lamb souvlaki with mediterranean bread pudding and sauteed greens; baklava – $29 (not including tax and gratuity)

Moxie Bread Co.: 641 Main St., Louisville; Order from website on day of pickup. Order early in the day after 8am; open from 8am-4pm.

Recipes for Home Cooks

You can find spices for recipes from our sponsor Savory Spice Shop in Boulder, which is providing curbside pickup from Thursday to Saturday, 10am-6pm by phone, email, or online order.

All recipes but the pita bread are from the Savory Spice Shop website.

Perfect Homemade Pita Bread (from the Serious Eats website): Puffy yeast-raised pita bread, perfect for splitting and filling with your choice of ingredients, is easy to make at home. Recipe:

Simple Savory Hummus: Creatively uses sesame seeds to get that classic tahini flavor into a truly simple and very savory hummus if you do not have tahini on hand.

Coconut Curry Hummus: Hummus spiced up with yellow curry, coconut, and Aleppo chiles.

Calabrian Hot Pepper Hummus: Spicy Clabrian Hot Pepper Paste is balanced by creamy hummus, which makes this a great accompaniment to fresh vegetables, sandwiches, and wraps.

Sweet Pepper and Spinach Hummus: A unique and healthy hummus created for a foodie magazine.

How Dinner and a Movie works

Each Dinner and a Movie event will consist of:

  • A featured food film available to stream online
  • Specific recommended meals related to the film that viewers can order, pick up or have delivered, and eat while watching the movie
  • For home cooks: Suggested Savory Spice Shop recipes for dishes to be made and paired with the film
  • Speakers for a film introduction and post-film discussion via Zoom
  • A $5 viewing fee

We’ll stream a movie every Friday, including some past favorites from previous festivals. The EventBrite event description will contain all event details, including featured restaurant and recipe information. As new information comes in, such as new restaurants or dinner details, we will add it to the EventBrite and Festival Facebook pages.

Approximately one hour before the event, all participants will receive an email with access information for the streaming film as well as for the live film introduction and post-film discussion and Q&A on Zoom. Participants will start watching, and eating together, at 6:30 p.m. (MST). Those who can’t join the live presentation can still access the film and recorded post-film discussion until 12:30 a.m. (MST)  the next morning, Saturday.

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