An MTSU alumna who found her career in cultural cuisine was the guest on a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Java Hemmat, founder and owner of Hummus Chick, first aired July 13 on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org ). You can listen to their conversation below.
Hemmat, a native of the United Arab Emirates, founded Hummus Chick in May 2012. She created several different flavors of hummus, a Middle Eastern dip made from chickpeas, olive oil and other ingredients, which now are in 15 stores around the region.
Hummus Chick also makes tabouli, a dish of tomatoes, parsley, mint and bulgur wheat. Hemmat’s new line of blended spices will debut in stores this fall.
A recently naturalized American citizen, Hemmat moved to the United States in 1998 and relocated to Nashville in July 2003 after she graduated from MTSU with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
“I value that experience,” Hemmat said of her college education, “because I meet entrepreneurs all the time [who] don’t have a business education, and what I learned about 15 years ago, they’re just now learning today.”
To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.
For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.