Israeli Food

Israeli food is a colorful mix of local dishes and recipes brought from all over the world by Jews from the Diaspora. The Israeli cuisine is frequently ranked among the top ten healthiest diets in the world being quite similar to the Mediterranean diet. 'Israeli Food' brings you the best Jewish recipes and news from the culinary world.

Salmon skewers
Independent fishing

Why go the traditional grilled meat route when you can serve your discerning guests grilled fish and vegetables?

By EYAL LAVI
01/05/2014
souvlaki
Holiday In: Skewers from around the world

This is the time of year for placing pieces of meat on metal skewers and grilling batches of tasty brochettes.

By NERIA BARR
01/05/2014
Carrots
In Season: On the side

Two delicious vegetable dishes for the holiday table.

By JAMIE GELLER
17/04/2014
Seder
A truly festive ‘Shulhan Orech’

Kosher food in general has developed so much as it has been influenced by cuisines around the world, and Passover food should be no different.

By DAVID BRUMMER
13/04/2014
Matza
Matza do about nothing

Brush up on your matza history and trivia.

11/04/2014
RICE-STUFFED TOMATOES
Cooking Class: Shaily’s Balkan beat

A new cookbook brings us the flavors of Balkan Jewish cuisine.

By JANNA GUR/ AL HASHULCHAN
10/04/2014
'New traditions'
New Traditions: An Innovative Passover Seder

This Passover, try serving traditional Seder dishes with a twist, transforming them into modern upscale delights.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
07/04/2014
Lemongrass
Green eats

Learn to use fresh lemongrass.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
20/03/2014
Flatbread
Cooking Class: The flatter, the better

Have a northern Italy style pizza night.

By NERIA BARR
27/02/2014
Carrot dip
Gourmet Kosher Cooking: Homemade Purim gift ideas

Here are a handful of simple and delicious snacks that are the perfect addition to your Mishloach Manot baskets.

By GOURMETKOSHERCOOKING.COM
24/02/2014
turnip
In Season: A turnip turn-on

Get ready to make this simple root vegetable one of your favorites.

By NERIA BARR
20/02/2014
Dreamy coconut cake
Chosen Bites: Eat something sexy!

Valentine's Day may be well and truly over, but that doesn't mean you can't fall in love with this deliciously dreamy coconut cake.

By LAURA FRANKEL
17/02/2014
Affogato
Gourmet Kosher Cooking: Winter dishes to warm the heart

Quick and easy to prepare chicken dishes that are perfect for cold, rainy days.

By GOURMETKOSHERCOOKING.COM
16/02/2014
Ciabatta [pronounced cha-batta] means “slipper” in Italian, the shape of the bread
In the Grain: Meditative baking

Turn the chore of baking into a pleasant and relaxing experience.

13/02/2014
Chocolate
Cooking Class: Sweets for my sweet

No other food says "love" better than chocolate.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
13/02/2014
Braised beef
Chosen Bites: Savory braised beef

Chef Laura Frankel gives this classic Mexican dish a modern twist.

By LAURA FRANKEL
10/02/2014
Lamb dish
Cooking Class: A Jerusalem meal

Try these recipes that reflect the cuisine enjoyed by Sephardi Jews.

By NERIA BARR
05/02/2014
Spicing up salmon

Dull salmon takes on a new life when paired with these exciting ingredients.

By GOURMETKOSHERCOOKING.COM
05/02/2014
Cheese fondue
Chosen Bites: Cheese fondue

An irresistible cheese fondue is perfect for the party season.

By LAURA FRANKEL
03/02/2014
Kale, quinoa and avocado salad
Cooking with kale

Learn how to integrate this healthy new trend into your soups, salads and more.

By GOURMETKOSHERCOOKING.COM
03/02/2014
Beef ragu
Chosen Bites: Winter Warmer

Try this simple recipe for low braised beef ragu and get cozy in the winter time.

By LAURA FRANKEL
02/02/2014
Shitaki-turkey pot stickers
Chosen Bites:Chinese New Year gallops in

Homemade dumplings are easy and fun!

By LAURA FRANKEL
02/02/2014
Sourdough bread
In the Grain: Exacting standards

Will the new Israeli standard for healthful bread make things easier for confused consumers?

30/01/2014
Roasted beets and cheese salad
Cooking Class: A sea of flavors

Learn some great French and Spanish style fish recipes from chef Eyal Lavie of restaurant Pastis on Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard.

By NERIA BARR
30/01/2014
Schmaltz
Chosen Bites: Schmaltz, the forgotten fat

There is something magical about the golden pools of chicken fat.

By LAURA FRANKEL
29/01/2014
Enormous dates of the "Avraham" variety.
Holiday in: Have a great date

For Tu Bishvat, enjoy dates and other dried fruit in your baking and cooking.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
16/01/2014
Sourdough bread
Back to bread basics, Part 1

Discovering the secrets of sourdough.

Gluten-free pear and red berry cake
Baking class: Fruit ’n’ nuts

Now is the time to bake some fruit cakes.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
09/01/2014
Soup. [File]
Quick fix

Make these hearty, no-fuss soups in less than an hour.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
02/01/2014
Cocktail
Cheers: Cool cocktail recipes for a hot New Year's eve

Need some drink ideas for this New Year's eve celebration? 'Jerusalem Post' brings you great recipes for a fun time.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
30/12/2013
Ravioli is the perfect comfort food on a cold winter night
That warm filling

Freshly made ravioli is festive and inviting and not difficult to make at home.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
25/12/2013
Ciabatta [pronounced cha-batta] means “slipper” in Italian, the shape of the bread
The anatomy of baking

These are the “secret” processes that occur in your oven as bread bakes. If your preparations are exemplary, the finale of the process will be a resounding success.

25/12/2013
Split pea soup
Warm winter soups for those cold winter days

Unseasonably cold temperatures throughout the world lend to comfort foods and soup with every meal. Here are some great recipes to stay warm.

By GOURMETKOSHERCOOKING.COM
24/12/2013
Celery root
Chosen Bites: A simple and savory winter meal

Celery root makes a delicious puree and with the addition of potatoes and garlic, it is gobsmackingly delicious!

By LAURA FRANKEL
20/12/2013
ASIAN FISH SOUP
Fresh from the sea

Easy and tasty gourmet fish dishes to make at home.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
19/12/2013
Meyer lemons
Get your lemon on

On my regular market run, strawberries, romaine, green beans… I was elated to find a bright, fragrant and beautiful package of lemons.

By GOURMETKOSHERCOOKING.COM
18/12/2013
Michael Giladi
Cooking Class: A passage to India

Make exotic delights using a common Israeli ingredient – ptitim.

By NERIA BARR
12/12/2013
Seriously Delicious Ribs
Comfort winter recipes

Winter cooking, comforting on so many levels…it tastes great and is easy to make!

By GOURMETKOSHERCOOKING.COM
11/12/2013
The crème de la crème of roasts is a Standing Rib Roast
Chosen Bites: Still feeling festive

The Hanukka party is not over. Winter is a great time to gather with friends and nothing says festive like an amazing, crispy-crusted roast.

By LAURA FRANKEL
08/12/2013
Balaboosta cookbook
Come to the Table: How to be a Balaboosta

Translated as 'woman of the house' or 'housewife' and originally meant as an honorific, the term implies to some being a slave to family demands.

By GAYLE SQUIRES
04/12/2013
Bimuelos are eaten on Hanukka by the Sephardic community
The miracle of oil

Hanukka is replete with religious symbolism, reflected in the holiday cuisine.

27/11/2013
Sfinge
Have your fill

Try these foolproof recipes for doughnuts from around the world, including Moroccan sfinge, baked American doughnuts and Italian panzerotti.

By NERIA BARR
27/11/2013
Classic Potato Latkes
Freezing tips for Hanukka

Tired of eight days of mess and the effort involved in making latkes? Try these freezing tips and all of these latke recipes for a delicious Hanukka.

By GOURMETKOSHERCOOKING.COM
27/11/2013
Black garlic is a type of caramelized garlic used as a food ingredient in Asian cuisine
Chosen Bites: Anticipation is over and success is yours

Crispy, crunchy and delicious, fish and chips combined with sweet, nutty black garlic are a perfect Hanukka meal.

By LAURA FRANKEL
27/11/2013
Thanksgivukkah spectacular: The process is simple and the cooking time is relatively short
Chosen Bites: Thanksgivukkah spectacular

Crispy skin, tender juicy meat and short cooking time. Fried turkey for this year's hybrid holiday of Thanksgivukkah seems the best choice.

By LAURA FRANKEL
24/11/2013
 Oreo Stuffed Doughnuts

21st century doughnuts

This year, why not try these reinvented and totally terrific alternatives to traditional jelly doughnuts.

By GOURMETKOSHERCOOKING.COM
24/11/2013
Orange - carrot and sweet potato patties
Baked latkes

Colorful and tasty, these patties are great as finger food all year round.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
20/11/2013
Cream of vegetables soup
Getting to the root of things

Dishes made from root vegetables are perfect on chilly winter days.

By NERIA BARR
20/11/2013
It is said that Borodinsky bread was baked by the wife of Kutozov before the battle of Borodino
Keep it fresh

Stale bread and old wives’ tales.

13/11/2013
Filipina chef Vilma Magpantay
Stir up dinner

Try these recipes adapted from popular Asian street food.

By NERIA BARR
13/11/2013
Sweet Potato Fritters with Brulled Marshmallows
Chosen Bites: Thanksgivukkah, it only happens once

Combine the deliciousness of baked sweet potatoes with marshmallows and the crispiness of a latke to celebrate Hanukkah and Thanksgiving falling on the same day.

By LAURA FRANKEL
10/11/2013
Fresh anchovies and cherry tomatoes
Refined dining

Try these gourmet dishes for a special dinner with friends.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
06/11/2013
Poached egg on a bed of spinach and feta cheese
Not just for Popeye

Spinach seems to pop up on all of the Best Food lists. Check out some of these great dairy and fish recipes.

By CHEF OREL KIMCHI , POPINA RESTAURANT
06/11/2013
Won Ton Soup
Chinese takeout made at home

These recipes are all easy, Asian, and will be a big hit when you serve them to guests.

By GOURMETKOSHERCOOKING.COM
06/11/2013
Gremolata brightens each bite of the rich meat and prepares your palate for another delicious bite
Chosen Bites: Fall for great garnishes

Gremolata can be sprinkled on vegetables, soups, stews, braised meats and any dish that needs a little oomph.

By LAURA FRANKEL
04/11/2013
Part of a baker’s skill is understanding how yeast and, hence dough, is influenced by environment
Winter baking

Make environment-appropriate bread for the cold days ahead.

03/11/2013
Sea fish salad with red grapefruit
Juicy fruit

Enjoy citrus in all shapes and sizes for more than just desserts.

By NERIA BARR
03/11/2013
India – tandoori chicken
International roll

In honor of International Sandwich Day, try adding exotic flavors to your sandwiches.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
03/11/2013
Lemon Antipasto Salad
Pasta's dual 'funzione'

Filling, easy and flavorful pasta dishes that work both as side and main.

By GOURMETKOSHERCOOKING.COM
23/10/2013
Whole Wheat Onion Bread
Feather light

Here are some important tips for baking with whole grain flour.

16/10/2013
Bitter-chocolate mousse
Sweet clouds

It's too late for ice cream and too soon for hot desserts so during this time of transition, mousse seems the best option.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
16/10/2013
Bibimbap, Korean dish which means Mixed Rice.
Chosen Bites: Rice to meet you

Bibimbap, which means Mixed Rice, is a perfect comforting Korean rice dish topped with sautéed and pickled vegetables and hot chili paste.

By LAURA FRANKEL
14/10/2013
Herb soup
Cooking Class: Souper bowl

Warm and nourishing, soup is comfort in a cup. Try Moroccan couscous soup with green fava beans for something a little different.

By NERIA BARR
15/10/2013
Turkey Lettuce Wraps
Breaking banquet

After some intensive "High Holiday cooking" we take a little break from long kitchen hours, keeping it healthy, light and simple.

By GOURMETKOSHERCOOKING.COM
03/10/2013
Baking is both a science and an art.
Cooking Class: A true artisan baker

Become a hands-on pro at home and try this easy recipe for sourdough rye bread.

02/10/2013
Seared fish with lentil salad, herbs, pomegranate and quince.
A quince quartet

Don’t shy away from this quintessential fruit now in season.

By NERIA BARR
02/10/2013
Simhat Torah cake
Simhat Torah cake

As an architect who loves birthdays, chocolate and baked goods, Elisheva Menachem uses fondant to model the shapes she wants and creates something new each time.

By ELISHEVA MENACHEM
25/09/2013
Cinnamon palmiers
A sweet finish

On Simhat Torah, enjoy some delicious and easy cookie recipes that will please your family without chaining you to the kitchen.

25/09/2013
Curried Pumpkin Sorghum
Chosen Bites: The whole picture

Sorghum is a hearty grain that can be used in place of barley or farro in recipes; this Curried Pumpkin Sorghum recipe is perfect for a Succot meal.

By LAURA FRANKEL
22/09/2013
Four drinks for the Four Species
Four drinks for the Four Species

Try these holiday-inspired cocktails using arava, etrog ,lulav and hadas.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
18/09/2013
Amberjack fillet tartar
Touch the etrog

In fact, why not cook with it? Here are a few ideas including chicken with root vegetables and etrog pie.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
18/09/2013
Cupcake
No-bake lemon desserts

With the scent of etrog in the air, here are some easy desserts you can whip up whenever company comes to call.

By RUTH BELOFF
17/09/2013
Grilled Tomato Soup with Gremolata Topping
Let the warm flavors shine through

Grilled Tomato Soup with Gremolata Topping and Maple and Date Glazed Short Ribs are great options for warm and delicious meals in the Succa.

By ELIZABETH KURTZ/GOURMETKOSHERCOOKING.COM
15/09/2013
Oat and walnut cookies
A date with spelt

Bake spelt cookies with nuts and dates for breaking the fast and entertaining in the succa.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
12/09/2013
Rustic vegetable galette
Chosen Bites: Break the fast by breaking with tradition

Rusitc vegetable galettes are easy to make, can be prepared ahead of serving and make a change from a traditional kugel.

By LAURA FRANKEL
11/09/2013
Spelt Honey Cake
Spirited cake

Although there is an undeniable culinary aspect to the High Holy Days, the main emphasis is deeper, more spiritual in nature.

03/09/2013
Brioche halla
Holiday morning cakes

On the morning of a holiday or Shabbat, pamper your family with fresh, home baked buttery cakes. A great start to a new year or a new week.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
03/09/2013
Root vegetable salad with pomegranate and nuts
Festive recipes for a happy New Year

Using the same traditional recipes each year can become boring so spice things up with Moroccan-style fish patties or a different kind of salad.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
03/09/2013
Sweet and Spicy Orange Honey Chicken
It's not just for dipping, honey

There's only so much honey you can use for dipping apples in, so the leftovers for main dishes such as sweet and spicy orange honey chicken.

By ELIZABETH KURTZ/GOURMETKOSHERCOOKING.COM
01/09/2013
Stuffed tomatoes
Chosen Bites: Summertime and cooking is easy

With their silky skin, meaty flesh and the generous array of colors and shapes, summer tomatoes are nothing like their winter counterparts.

By LAURA FRANKEL
27/08/2013
Honey and Dark Beer Chocolate Cake
Honey, cake and everything in between

Mix things up a little this year by adding honey to all different kinds of cakes such as cupcakes and chocolate cake.

By ELIZABETH KURTZ/GOURMETKOSHERCOOKING.COM
25/08/2013
Simanim Salad with Pomegranate Balsamic Dressing
Holiday In: It's a good sign

Add meaning to your holiday cooking with recipes that relate to Rosh Hashana traditions.

By JAMIE GELLER
22/08/2013
Caramelized apple krantz
Kitchens flowing with apples and honey

It may still be summer but Rosh Hashana is just around the corner; mix the two holiday favorites for a sweet New Year.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
26/08/2013
Garlic scape pesto
Come to the Table: Hey pesto

What are you waiting for? Grab a bunch of herbs from your garden, scrounge around your pantry and fridge, and improvise your own pesto.

By GAYLE SQUIRES
18/08/2013
Lamb stuffed figs
In Season: Go Figure

Match figs with meat for some sumptuous holiday dishes such as lamb stuffed figs and beef carpaccio with figs.

By NERIA BARR
15/08/2013
Indian sea bass with aloo gobi and curry vindaloo
Plenty of fish (in the bag)

Use an old French cooking method and inspiration from around the globe for this holiday’s fish dish.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
15/08/2013
Stuffed Peppers with Freekeh Pilaf
Chosen Bites: Get your 'Freekeh' on

This ancient grain is versatile and is perfect to use with stuffed peppers as well as soups, salads and even as a side dish.

By LAURA FRANKEL
14/08/2013
Selection of halla breads
Rise to new heights

Add some new tips to your arsenal of baking knowledge in time for the High Holy Days.

08/08/2013
Selection of frozen cocktails
Pop-tails

Serve frozen cocktails at your next party such as Campassion, Pear and grappa, Sabra fruit and Limoncello, Watermelon and vodka.

By CHEF SHAI DUBLERO
08/08/2013
Tomato and Mango Panzanella Salad
Gourmet Kosher Cooking: Crazy about mangoes

Try adding mangoes to salads or even steak sauce for a bit of extra summer sweetness.

By ELIZABETH KURTZ/GOURMETKOSHERCOOKING.COM
07/08/2013
Lime tartlets
Green and fresh

Enjoy these delicious lime recipes while the lime season lasts!

By NERIA BARR
31/07/2013
Jamaican Jerk Chicken
Chosen Bites: A culinary get-away

Even if you can’t go on vacation from the usual, your palate can with this recipe for Jamaican Jerk Chicken.

By LAURA FRANKEL
30/07/2013
Ajo Blanco
Chosen Bites: Cooling off period

Having trouble deciding what to eat while it's so hot outside? Chilled soup Ajo Blanco fits the bill perfectly.

By LAURA FRANKEL
25/07/2013
Sardines with couscous
Something fishy is going on

Make a Sicilian-inspired couscous meal with dishes such as fish couscous with saffron and anise sweet couscous with pistachios and almonds.

By NERIA BARR
23/07/2013
Whole grain kernels
Major kernels

Not all products that state so on their package are truly whole grain. Here is what whole grain really means.

17/07/2013
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