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.

 A delicious platter of colorful summer snacks

Pascale's kitchen: Summer spreads and snacks

Since it's so hot out, it's hard to stay in a kitchen and prepare food. Here are some fun homemade cracks and spreads to prepare ahead of time for family and guests.

Reuven Marriott

Meet the couple growing Israel's microgreens on their farm

Reuven and Orya Marriot live in the town of Otniel and run their farm out of a caravan and are driven by the mission of environmentalism.

29/07/2021

Café Greg owners launch bakery chain

The chain will offer home deliveries self-serve products available on site.

The story of the quintessential Jerusalem pizza place: Richie’s Pizza

From Lake George to King George, the story of how Richie Fox ended up being the owner of a pizzeria in Jerusalem.

By ARNIE DRAIMAN
25/07/2021
Claremont salad.

Schmaltz is the secret ingredient you need for your salad

While my chicken is resting post-roast, I tip the pan, letting the schmaltz and pan juices run into a spouted measuring cup, which I keep by the stove until I’m ready to use it.

By STEPHANIE GANZ/JTA
24/07/2021

Claro’s summer gourmet dishes celebrate the fruit of the vine

Claro is serving gourmet dishes based on grapes and vine leaves this summer

By BUZZY GORDON
23/07/2021

Pascale's kitchen: Spring rolls

This week, I’m bringing you three recipes for egg rolls and wraps, each using a different type of dough: Spring rolls, tortilla rolls and stuffed filo dough egg rolls.

Out for breakfast in Jerusalem

Want to find amazing bread and indescribably wonderful coffee for breakfast or lunch? FifoBread is the place for you.

Jerusalem eats: Tasty breakfasts in the Holy City

Start the day strong with some of the best Israeli breakfasts in Jerusalem.

23/07/2021

Jewish studies prof. and husband behind Rochester’s kosher ‘butcher shop’

The married couple has been vegans for six years and didn’t eat much meat before entirely giving up animal products.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
20/07/2021
Beer in honor of Karin Ohayon

Drink to Remember: Beer to encourage organ donation

The special edition BeerBazaar Pineapple Pale Ale is dedicated to Karin Ohayon's memory

Claremont salad.

Why Russian Jews are obsessed with this health salad

While the exact origin of health and vitamin salads is unknown, they have been popular among Ashkenazi Jews for decades.

By SONYA SANFORD/JTA
18/07/2021

Le Charolais: The best non-restaurant in Jerusalem

A casual meal at Le Charolais is indeed one of the best deals in Jerusalem. Le Charolais, by the way, is the top level of cows in France, “the Adidas of cows”

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
17/07/2021

Onauma: Novel authentic Thai cuisine in Israel

Onauma serves gourmet specialties from Eisan at affordable prices

By BUZZY GORDON
17/07/2021

Pascale's Kitchen: Fun summer desserts

This is the time of year to reorganize your pantry and fridge so that you have the right ingredients for making light and refreshing summer dishes with ingredients that won’t make you feel heavy.

Chicken

Shortage of fresh chicken expected in supermarkets across Israel

The concerns over shortages stem from two upcoming holidays, the Jewish fast of Tisha Be'av, which falls on July 18; and the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, which will start on July 19.

Israeli sustainability org. pushes for dynamic pricing in grocery stores

Natural Step, along with CEO Dr. Michal Bitterman, is trying to get grocery stores to reduce food waste.

By BEN BARUCH
12/07/2021
Cuisine at El Terrace in Herzliya.

Local ethnic food made by different chefs served at Herzliya's El Terrace

The constellation in the kitchen consists of Head Chef Alaa [Yaakobi] from Nazareth and Chef Loay [Abu Haykel] from Hebron, each one bringing the influences of his locality.

By BUZZY GORDON
08/07/2021
Cuisine at Le Frenchy in Ashkelon.

Israeli restaurant brings a bit of France to customers

The fish and dairy menu is similar to one you can find in cafés all over France, but with one major difference: Le Frenchy is kosher, and the kashrut is even mehadrin.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
08/07/2021
Meat and salad at Pita Basta.

Pita Basta offers Greek food with Jerusalem flavor

“Basta” means market stall, and the place is imaginatively decorated with green and white striped awnings and matching (plastic) cane chairs. There is both indoor and outdoor seating.

OFFERING A variety of flavors and textures, Applebaum’s workshops shed light on some technical ins a

Jerusalem-based whiskey workshop teaches you everything you need to know

"For me, whisky is the perfect combination of art and science."

08/07/2021
Ice cream.

Pascale's kitchen: It's ice cream season

Here are three ice cream recipes to cool you down this summer.

Villa Mare is a welcome addition to the Tel Aviv boardwalk - food review

Villa Mare TLV is a welcoming new face on the Tel Aviv boardwalk, with handsome turquoise-and-white interior décor and a wide-open deck furnished with bleached wooden tables.

By BUZZY GORDON
02/07/2021

Sarona Tasting Room - food review

Featuring a well-stocked bar and excellent food, you'll be very impressed with all the Tasting Room has to offer

Shipudei Hakikar: Good food in Beit She’an

At Shipudei Hakikar, you can enjoy an array of salads, grilled meats, and at night, and later, go for a stroll at an archaeological site.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
02/07/2021
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