Eating the World

Locally Made: Saber Rouin is Doctor Hummus

Saber Rouin's father always wanted him to be a doctor.

Rouin was born in the North African country of Tunisia. His story begins on the deck of a cruise ship, a Love Boat of sorts, where he launched his early culinary career, and met his wife. From there, he journeyed on to Las Vegas where he was employed as a chef in one of the large casinos. 

Just after the birth of his son, Rouin decided to shift gears and settle in Phoenix, a place he thought would provide a more family-friendly environment. In Phoenix, he finally found a way to utilize his love of food while making good on that promise, he'd made to his father back in Tunisia.  

Rouin never earned a medical degree, but Phoenicians know him by his alter ego and local company Doctor Hummus

​Though he transferred into real-estate after relocating to Phoenix, Rouin was still fond of entertaining and feeding people.

According to Rouin, the key to good hummus is in the freshness of the ingredients.

​He might not have a fancy medical degree, but like a physician, Rouin has the well-being of his customers at heart.  He warns against the dangers of "no thinking eating" and strives to provide tasty food that his customers can also feel good about.  

We couldn't agree with the honorary doctor more, we're just glad that we live in Phoenix where his prescription can be refilled any time.

​Doctor Hummus products can be found at most of the metro area farmers markets as well as Whole Foods, New Frontiers, and AJ's.  

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