Food & Recipes

Colorful mix of local dishes and recipes brought from all over the world. 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.

Abu Gosh delivered at your doorstep

The fresh hummus of Abu Shukri is packed in a cooler and arrives at your doorstep, ready to take out to a picnic or eat at home with friends.

By NERIA BARR
19/11/2020
Home cooking delivered just in time

Esek Taim (Tasty Business) is a family-run business that belongs to Dana and Ronen Malhan.

By NERIA BARR
19/11/2020
Wine Talk: Women in wine

Today, women abound in Israel's wine industry, but it was not always that way.

Pascale's Kitchen: Italian delicacies

The organizers of the Italian Food Week put together a program of virtual cooking and baking workshops in which participants will learn how to make popular Italian dishes.

Taste Israeli food with Joan Nathan

Joan Nathan reflects on the evolution of Israeli cuisine and shares what’s on her Thanksgiving table this year

Traiteur Gourmet, 26 - The pareve patisserie with an exotic touch

If you feel like a night off from the constant cooking and a light supper that is slightly different, contact Traiteur Gourmet.

Pascale's Kitchen: Wonders of Ethiopian cuisine

I dedicate my column this week to the traditional foods eaten by the Ethiopian Jewish community to celebrate Sigd, as well other dishes that are eaten on a daily basis.

What to cook for an Israeli-inspired Thanksgiving

When Middle East cuisine meets American tradition.

By SHARON FEIEREISEN
12/11/2020
Coronavirus crisis turns food lovers into culinary professionals

"COVID-19 hit and my business tanked. After the first lockdown, I began toying with the idea of starting my own catering business."

By DUDI FATIMER
12/11/2020
McDonald's to introduce plant-based food options to menu in 2021

While the McPlant line has been announced, McDonald's refuses to do the same with regard to its plant-based foods supplier - although many indications hint that it will be Beyond Meat.

Italian Cuisine Week in Israel to take place November 23-26

The workshops will be on pizza, risotto, polenta, bread, wine, olive oil, chocolate and pralines, Nutella-based dishes, Italian ice cream, easy foods that children can help make and more.

Top 10 bread baking tips

Bread is not meant to be eaten alone. Nothing beats breaking bread (not slicing it) with friends or family.

05/11/2020
Unexpected Italian eating

Gourmet Pizza from SuperPizza, panini subs and burgers at Piano Piano

By BUZZY GORDON
05/11/2020
Waffle factory: A dangerous indulgence

I have been really good on my diet in the past few weeks, but Waffle Factory made me throw it all out the window.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
05/11/2020
Thai House delivered, again

Like almost all restaurants, Thai House (Habayit Hatailandi) now concentrates on its delivery menu, and it is better than ever.

By JONATHAN GILAD
05/11/2020
Wine Talk: Wine and War

Wine and War is a film about wine in Lebanon from the Phoenicians until the present day.

Pascale’s Kitchen: Scone stories

Scones are a unique among baked goods.

Latkes
Add some color to your Hanukkah menu with these savory beet latkes

With a nice browned crust, the latkes are delicious served with applesauce or sour cream and chives, and offer a good alternative to hash browns at breakfast or brunch.

By ELISA SPUNGEN BILDNER/JTA
02/11/2020
Fruit and vegetables sit on display at Brixton Market, London, September 27, 2020.
World Vegan Day marks launch of UK's first vegan butchers

Rudy's product range is completely meat free.

By REUTERS
31/10/2020
The taste of Persia
Kfar Saba houses authentic Persian couisine for over 20 years

I am Parsi (Persian),” says Yisrael with a smile, “but I like to give generous portions.”

Pascale Perez-Rubin with pastry chef Moshe Galperin
Pascale’s Kitchen: Multicolored pasta

I recently received a call from pastry chef Moshe Galperin, who asked me if I was interested in hosting one of his pasta-making Zoom workshops in my very own kitchen.

The universal language of tasty food blogger, YouTuber Mark Wiens

Wiens, who is of Thai and Chinese origin, decided one day to leave his former life behind and travel around the world.

By YOSSI YOSEF
28/10/2020
COVID-19 Culinary Expo offers mix of healthy trends, market insights

Food is an emotional as well as an essential consumer product.

Pesto is a classic Italian dish based on basil and pine nuts.
Pascale's Kitchen: Pesto, pesto and more pesto

Pesto, a classic Italian dish based on basil leaves, is extremely versatile.

Taizu Cafe
Restaurant delivery: Spotlight on Asian cuisine

Cafe Taizu and the Giraffe Noodles Bar chain both offer pan-Asian variety.

By BUZZY GORDON
22/10/2020
Food by Valero, Jerusalem
Valero's Restaurant offers luxury takeout in the heart of Jerusalem

Now you can have Valero’s at home, either delivered or as take-away.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
22/10/2020
The ups and downs of eating habits during the coronavirus crisis

The big story about coronavirus and food is that huge numbers of people around the world have gained weight in quarantine and lockdown, which is being called “the Quarantine 15” in the US.

The special fruit for Yarden Katzrin grows in the Golan Heights vineyards.
Wine talk: Israel’s first cult wine

It used to be the height of showing off for a private collector to throw open his cellar and show how many Yarden Katzrin bottles he had.

Sushi that knocks your socks off

The sushi from Uran’s is the closest I have found to that experience in Japan.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
18/10/2020
Restaurant delivery food -- not just for dinner

American and TexMex food from Sara’s Place and Lonestar Tacos

By BUZZY GORDON
17/10/2020
Beer for Demo-cra-cy

Three new beers which, when placed side-by-side, spell out Demo-cra-cy in Hebrew.

By DOUG GREENER
17/10/2020
Could Hummus pizza actually be delicious?

Although I was initially skeptical of the idea of hummus pizza, I am starting it to see it as a beautiful example of the mix of America’s myriad food traditions.

By MADDY ALBERT/JTA
16/10/2020
Italian restaurants - not just for the pizza

Italian food seems to adapt well to home deliveries

By JONATHAN & GILAD
15/10/2020
Kid-friendly fish patties

There are so many techniques and methods that can be utilized to create tasty fish patties.

Pascale’s Kitchen: Sweets for Tishrei’s end

Three recipes for delicious desserts that will help us end this challenging Tishrei holiday season with a sweet feeling.

Wine talk: Return to Zion

The Zion Winery has a heritage going back to 1848, long before Carmel, Baron Edmond de Rothschild, Rishon Le Zion or Zichron Ya’acov were even heard of.

Kosher restaurant food for the extended lockdown

Ethnic and fast foods compete for your delivery order while you’re at home

By BUZZY GORDON
08/10/2020
A perfect sweet moment, courtesy of rebar

The new [email protected] initiative allows everyone to recreate rebar’s delicious smoothies at home.

By JONATHAN GILAD
07/10/2020
Coffee Landwer Cafe Tel Aviv
How are Israelis drinking coffee during the coronavirus pandemic?

You may think that a more home-based life during the pandemic would result in the nation drinking less coffee, but this doesn't seem to be the case.

03/10/2020
Creating joy in the sukkah‏

Sukkot dishes commonly include a plethora of vegetables and fruits native to the Land of Israel.

‘The Chicken Soup Manifesto’ features many recipes from around the world

“It’s chicken soup! It should be fun! Explore, learn … it’s a great way to travel.”

By RACHEL MYERSON/JTA
01/10/2020
Tradition and Yiddishkeit at Keton

Long-standing Tel Aviv establishment serves Ashkenazi cuisine not only during the holidays

By JONATHAN GILAD
30/09/2020
Celebrate at home

A tried-and-true quartet of vendors dispatching great food during lockdown

By BUZZY GORDON
30/09/2020
Kosher gourmet options for homebound Holy Days

Even during a lockdown, you can enjoy restaurant-quality food at home.

By BUZZY GORDON
24/09/2020
Bella and Charlie: A well-kept secret

Bella and Charlie serves delicious dishes in Moshav Tnuvot, and will also deliver

Street food in Jerusalem

The Dovrat-Blochs are all about Moroccan street food served in frena bread.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
24/09/2020
Wine Talk: Hail to our new Master of Wine

A new Master of Wine has emerged from Israel: Ido Lewinsohn, head winemaker of Barkan-Segal.

Almond Torte
Pascale’s Kitchen: Yom Kippur fast, before & after

Yom Kippur brings with it the time to prepare two special meals: One before and one just after this holy day.

Pascale's Kitchen: Recipes for a festive Rosh Hashanah meal

Some things just don't change, like our excitement to prepare special dishes for our Rosh Hashanah meals.

The American Colony Hotel Bar Restaurant
Dining in the middle of a garden of palms, roses and fine dining

The American Colony Hotel Summer Bar Restaurant offers an almost Eden-like tranquility

With Rosh Hashanah on the way, which honey should you avoid buying?

Nearly fifty brands sold in Israel were tested to examine authenticity and quality.

10/09/2020
Wine Talk: New year means wine

These are my recommendations for the Rosh Hashanah family meal, divided into price categories to assist your choice.

International flavors at restaurants throughout Israel

Each week we will try to bring new ideas for deliveries from local eateries, starting with Moses and River, both chains with branches across the country.

By JONATHAN GILAD
10/09/2020
Looking at the whole picture - from planting to eating

They say we all have wisdom in hindsight after we have experienced the process from its inception to its culmination.

10/09/2020
Pascale's kitchen: Rosh Hashanah challah

Challah is never just another type of bread – it’s in a category all on its own.

The Yekev - Good food in prodigious quantities

The place has so much going for it – many different places to dine, both inside and out; a stunning view of the expanse of wine-dark sea through the gently waving palms.

Muffin Boutique - Just don't eat the tops

Out of a total of 25 flavors, they make eight or nine every day, some dairy and some vegan.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
03/09/2020
Staycation: On the trail of coffee in Jerusalem amid COVID-19 pandemic

Staycation, coupling the words stay and vacation, means having leisure time at home or nearby.

By HEDDY BREUER ABRAMOWITZ
03/09/2020
Pascale's Kitchen: Traditional North-African couscous

The process of preparing couscous might be a bit complicated, but it does have the advantage of all being cooked together at the same time with the soup, at the end of which you have an entire meal.

Wine Talk: Most improved winery

Teperberg is the third largest winery in Israel, after Barkan and Carmel, and the largest family-owned winery.

Change up your Rosh Hashanah menu with these 9 delicious recipes

Here’s a few main entrees that might be almost as good as that holiday brisket.

By SHANNON SARNA/JTA
02/09/2020
Busch Beer debuts Dog Brew – a non-alcoholic drink for canine companions

The brew is a bone broth "full of dog-friendly flavors and nutrients," and can turn man's best friend into man's best drinking buddy.

02/09/2020
Los Angeles pop-up The Bad Jew serves nonkosher takes on Jewish deli food

The Bad Jew has been selling homemade pork-based deli sandwiches, and people – including Jews – are gobbling it up.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
01/09/2020
Want to master cake-making? Head to Tel Aviv's newest baking studio

Located in the heart of Tel Aviv, Baker Street TLV is a corona-friendly fun cake making studio open for group workshops

Bar Italia - A worthy suburban sister

Bar Italia in Netanya mirrors the excellence of its Tel Aviv sibling

By BUZZY GORDON
27/08/2020
Pascale's Kitchen: Popsicles for sunny days

These recipes are a great alternative to buying mass-made Popsicles at the corner store.

schnitzel
How schnitzel became an Israeli staple

Schnitzel did not start out as an Israeli dish. It originated as either the Italian cotoletta alla Milanese or the Viennese Weiner schnitzel

By RACHEL MYERSON/JTA
27/08/2020
The 2020 beer roundup: Beat the corona blues with a brew

Breweries have invested talent, time and money to bring their beers to the market.

By DOUG GREENER
26/08/2020
Goshen - A Solid Steakhouse

The veteran Goshen is a kosher outpost on Tel Aviv's Nahalat Binyamin Street.

By BUZZY GORDON
21/08/2020
The Chinese Wall in Tel Aviv

This 40-seat restaurant in south Tel Aviv is unassuming with plain wooden tables and some red Chinese lantern decorations hung from the ceiling.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
20/08/2020
Pascale's Kitchen: One-pot meals

The secret to the success of one-pot meals is cooking them for a few hours in the oven at extremely low temperatures.

Wine Talk: The one and only

Yair Haidu is arguably the number-one wine expert in Israel. Yet he is not a winemaker and does not work for a winery. He is neither a sommelier in a restaurant, nor is he a wine critic.

Pascale's Kitchen: The wonderful world of Paula Rosenberg

In addition to her show, Paula offers nutrition workshops out of her clinic during which she helps people carry out life-altering processes.

Pascale's Kitchen: A whole meal in a bowl

These dishes require organization and preparation in advance, and with the interesting flavor combinations you can create a surprising lunch or breakfast in a bowl.

Nathan's Famous partners with UAE branch of Mezzan to retail halal hot dogs

Halal translates to "permissible or lawful" in English. With reference to food, it is the notable dietary standard for observant Muslims, as prescribed in the Quran.

416 - The vegan option that spoils you for choice

Today in Tel Aviv there are dozens of good vegan restaurants and the only problem is choosing one.

Napoleon - The closest thing to visiting France

The pastries at Jerusalem’s ‘Napoleon’ patisserie are worth the calories.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
13/08/2020
Luna Arabic Bistro - The culinary star of Nazareth

Luna Arabic Bistro shot up to make Time Out Magazine’s Eating and Drinking Awards’ 101 Best Places to Eat in Israel (2019). Not surprisingly, customers began to flow in from all parts of the country.

By BUZZY GORDON
13/08/2020
Paletas
On International Popsicle Day, try a Mexican-inspired Israeli-style treat

Paletas founder Naomi Zisblatt got the idea to create paletas and bring them to Israel after tasting them at Mexican bodegas in New York City.

Six new geographical indications for wine are registered in Israel

Geographical indicators are considered to be a type of intellectual property. For this reason, once they have beeen registered they are protected by local and international laws.

New cereal bar to be opened in Tel Aviv

The new shrine for cereal lovers will offer a large variety of cereals and tasty toppings, including Trix, Cap'n Crunch, Apple Jacks, Pop Tarts and many other all-time childhood favorites.

Sandwich
Brits bid farewell to their beloved lunchtime sandwiches

Sandwich consumption is considered to be a national habit, as Brits eat around 11.5 billion sandwiches a year. This means that a single British adult consumes some 200 sandwiches a year.

High Tea at the King David Hotel
High tea at the King David Hotel

The high tea is served from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and there is currently a promotion that offers it to anyone who books a room.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
06/08/2020
Shipudim
Shipudim in Rosh Pina

Overall the place feels very “Israeli” and I didn’t hear anybody speaking English while I was there.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
06/08/2020
TOMATO AND PEPPER MAKBUBA SALAD
Pascale's Kitchen: Spicy salads

To make these salads properly, continue cooking the vegetables until all the water has been absorbed and a strong spicy aroma wafts from the pot.

THE ELEMENTAL alimental joy of the chickpea.
Hummus crosses borders across the Middle East

For those who are not fully versed in local soul food, musabbaha is a variation of hummus popular in this part of the Middle East, predominantly in Syria, Jordan, Israel and Lebanon.

06/08/2020
Watermelon
Int'l Watermelon Day: Tips on how to pick the best watermelon

For choosing a flavorful watermelon, tips include what color to go for when picking out a watermelon, if size matters, and what conditions are best for keeping the coveted summer food.

04/08/2020
Herzliya’s Agadir and Roberta’s suburban burgers

Agadir and Roberta’s burgers offer outdoor seating, takeaway and delivery.

By JONATHAN GILAD
03/08/2020
Katy’s: A charming place to celebrate life

For now, Katy has decided on the option of offering customers a marvelous meal with a bottle of wine for NIS 150!

29/07/2020
Brisket - meat in all shapes and sizes

It’s a no-frills joint with bare wooden tables, and it made me think of an American diner or something out in the Wild West.

Israeli CEO of Boston’s Tatte bakery chain steps down amid discrimination accusations

Tzurit Or will become a “creative adviser” at Tatte Bakery and Cafe, the Israeli-inflected chain in the Boston area that she launched in 2004, and will no longer have daily management responsibility.

By PENNY SCHWART/ JTA
29/07/2020
Israeli initiative creates virtual platform for food-lovers amid COVID-19

“People want memorable, fun experiences. We’re creating the possibility for this.”

Gluten-free coco-chocolate chip cookies
Tesla industrial designer redesigns the chocolate chip

The shape more resembles a flattened diamond, with two thick edges and two thin ones in order to maximize texture.

26/07/2020
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