8 signature dishes from award-winning chefs you have to try

From the world's best hummus to potatoes disguised as rocks, these dishes deserve a taste in your kitchen.

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Zahav’s Hummus Tehina

Zahav restaurant in Philadelphia is critically regarded for its Israeli-themed dishes. And it's the seven different outstanding versions of hummus on the menu that truly steal the show. Chef and owner Michael Solomonov, who was born in Israel, says the rise of Mediterranean-influenced food is indicative of both its taste and health benefits.

"It's relatively healthy, it's very vegetable-forward cooking," he told From The Grapevine. "I think it's here to stay. It's kind of having a moment right now, but I think it's the start of something bigger."

Solomonov, who recently won a prestigious James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef, is well-known for his version of Zahav's Hummus Tehina. Made fresh, it's an extremely delicious and easy dish to share with friends and family. Just don't plan for any leftovers. “Please note that great hummus is never refrigerated,” he added.

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