Nice Slate.com article praising the many virtues of homemade hummus:
Homemade hummus is so easy, so inexpensive, and so many orders of magnitude better than the kind in a plastic tub that, in a just and rational world, Big Hummus would be out of business.
The article ends with a simple classic hummus recipe, but inexplicably fails to mention that not just any brand of tahini will do. Forget about the tahini brands sold in natural foods stores; what you want is the authentic stuff made in the Middle East—the flavor and texture is incomparably superior. This is the only brand I buy; it’ll turn your hummus into the real deal. Link.