For his take on the ubiquitous dip, Istanbul's star chef Mehmet Gurs uses earthy green lentils instead of chickpeas but stirs in a little of hummus's classic ingredient--tahini--for nuttiness. He also likes to flavor his hummus with spices, like cinnamon, or in this case, cumin.
Inspired by the classic combination of bagels with lox and cream cheese, Tory Miller devised this variation using smoked, locally raised trout and homemade English muffins. It would be equally good on other breads, such as a baguette, or even the bagel that inspired it.
Flatbush Farm feels like a cross between a French bistro, an English pub and a Brooklyn neighborhood joint, and the bar menu includes corresponding comfort foods. One is this all-American, over-the-top, cheese-smothered dip.
Lump crabmeat is mixed with only enough bread crumbs and mayonnaise to hold it together, then coated with more crumbs and fried to a golden brown. A mixture of sour cream and horseradish provides lively accompaniment.