I ate at one of the many Lebanese restaurants in Charlottetown recently, and despite there being lots of vegetarian choices on the menu, my own choices were restricted by the fact that I can’t eat wheat. I really wanted hummus, but needed something other than pita bread to eat it with, so I ordered the only thing I could – fries. This got me thinking about how throughout history, and throughout the world, great things have resulted from the merger of distinctive cultural elements. Think British curry, Jazz, Afro-Cuban music… Canadians!… Considering that hummus is one of the signature dishes of Lebanese cuisine, and that PEI would be nothing without the humble potato, I can’t think of a better representation of the intersection of these two cultures than the combination of hummus and fries. You may not find it on the menu in any restaurant, but each are available separately. Order them and eat ‘em together. I think you’ll agree that they are a winning combination!