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.
They say we all have wisdom in hindsight after we have experienced the process from its inception to its culmination.
These are my recommendations for the Rosh Hashanah family meal, divided into price categories to assist your choice.
Challah is never just another type of bread – it’s in a category all on its own.
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.
Out of a total of 25 flavors, they make eight or nine every day, some dairy and some vegan.
Staycation, coupling the words stay and vacation, means having leisure time at home or nearby.
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.
Teperberg is the third largest winery in Israel, after Barkan and Carmel, and the largest family-owned winery.
Here’s a few main entrees that might be almost as good as that holiday brisket.
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.
The Bad Jew has been selling homemade pork-based deli sandwiches, and people – including Jews – are gobbling it up.
Located in the heart of Tel Aviv, Baker Street TLV is a corona-friendly fun cake making studio open for group workshops
Bar Italia in Netanya mirrors the excellence of its Tel Aviv sibling
These recipes are a great alternative to buying mass-made Popsicles at the corner store.
Schnitzel did not start out as an Israeli dish. It originated as either the Italian cotoletta alla Milanese or the Viennese Weiner schnitzel
This 40-seat restaurant in south Tel Aviv is unassuming with plain wooden tables and some red Chinese lantern decorations hung from the ceiling.
The veteran Goshen is a kosher outpost on Tel Aviv's Nahalat Binyamin Street.
The secret to the success of one-pot meals is cooking them for a few hours in the oven at extremely low temperatures.
Breweries have invested talent, time and money to bring their beers to the market.
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.
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.
Today in Tel Aviv there are dozens of good vegan restaurants and the only problem is choosing one.
The pastries at Jerusalem’s ‘Napoleon’ patisserie are worth the calories.
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.
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.
In addition to her show, Paula offers nutrition workshops out of her clinic during which she helps people carry out life-altering processes.
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.
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 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.
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.
Overall the place feels very “Israeli” and I didn’t hear anybody speaking English while I was there.
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.
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.
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.
For now, Katy has decided on the option of offering customers a marvelous meal with a bottle of wine for NIS 150!
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.
Agadir and Roberta’s burgers offer outdoor seating, takeaway and delivery.
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.
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.
“People want memorable, fun experiences. We’re creating the possibility for this.”
The shape more resembles a flattened diamond, with two thick edges and two thin ones in order to maximize texture.
Chef Yankale Turjeman has changed the restaurant’s concept to make it more accessible to Israelis and lowered the prices significantly.
This week, I am bringing you three fruit cake recipes, all of which form a bond between the fruit and the crust. This is done in three different ways.
Pinoli, which means pine nut in Italian, is devoted to bringing Italian-style gelato to Tel Aviv, but it’s hardly the first place to do that.
The Environmental Working Group is an advocacy organization, funded in part by the organic food industry, that commissions research on the health of consumer products.
Laboratory tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group found glyphosate, the chemical better known as Roundup, in 80% of conventional chickpeas and hummus tested.
Try serving these with some amba (pickled mango sauce) or a tahini sauce.
But on a recent visit to try the updated summer menu, I was surprised to find that I especially enjoyed some of the vegetarian dishes that were on offer.
Who could refuse an invitation to sample the food at this well-established eatery in the heart of the city?
Kamakura, at the Indigo Boutique Hotel in Ramat Gan’s diamond district, offers exquisite dishes the likes of which you’ve never tasted before.
Now I am not claiming that there is unanimity across the British Isles about how exactly to produce the genuine article, but certain basic principles there undoubtedly are.
Now that my children are grown, I no longer prepare sandwiches for them in the mornings. But they do still yearn for this magical chocolate-and-peanut-butter combination.
Once, Israel used to sell millions of bottles a year. It was called cognac in Israeli slang and was the spirit of choice before the whisky invasion.
"Many in the Jewish and Muslim community only eat kosher or halal food, and have not been able to benefit from these programs if they do not provide these options."
Hatraklin celebrates food in cinema with screenings and an eight-course feast.
It’s a partnership between two childhood friends who grew up in Acre and chef Uri Arnold, whose mother is Egyptian. The food is Middle Eastern with a modern twist.
You can spot it from afar, with its candy-pink façade, pink tables and chairs, a pink bicycle, and flowers framing its doors and windows.
There are certain flavors or techniques that, every once in a while, call out to me for lack of attention – usually some taste I remember from my childhood.
Sami and Susu opened two weeks ago as a takeout and delivery service operating out of a Brooklyn bar.
Israel’s eateries have become creative in their efforts to attract diners to their brunches amid coronavirus restrictions.
There is both indoor seating as well as on a covered porch next to open windows. The restaurant can seat a total of 110, but because of corona regulations will host no more than 90 at a time.
Hamikdash in Kfar Saba, where meat reigns supreme and dining is not so much a meal out as a happening.
Winery and restaurant in Arad hosts a “winery and knight’s feast.”
The question is, “What is everyone doing with all that flour?”
I love visiting the shuk in Jerusalem. I breathe in the clear air and feel like I’m feeding my soul with all the goodness found in the holy city.
New oleh Martin Sinkoff has had a long and varied career in wines, and is now looking to the future for Israeli wines.
Reservations are required at Serafina -- especially if you want to sit in the spacious al fresco area, ideal for these virus times.
Most dough recipes call for ingredients we all keep at home. There’s something magical about vigorously kneading dough, then letting it rise, shaping it and putting it in the oven to bake.
What’s that you say? You didn’t know that hot dogs were a Jewish food? Well, that’s part of the story, too.
Galettes are flat, round, rustic pies, popular in French cuisine, that are made using a freestyle design.
Dozens of sites in the Western Galilee, including a number of culinary and art establishments, are now open for business.
Making wine is basically an investment in tomorrow. Planting a vineyard in lands of strife is a statement of hope.
Brisket is a tough cut of meat, but if braised in well-seasoned liquid long enough, it can go so tender it practically shreds itself when nudged with a fork.
A bagel can also be spelled beigel, beygl (Yiddish) or bajgiel (Polish).
This week’s column is dedicated to all of the hardworking people who deserve to be able to serve delicious meals to their families without having to work too hard.
The chains will focus on takeaway and home delivery rather than serving customers at the restaurant. The non-kosher status will not change.
Serve this tasty dessert after dinner.