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.

Chef Tomer Tal never disappoints at George & John in Tel Aviv

The fun of coming here is also to try what innovations are coming out of Chef Tal’s kitchen.

By BUZZY GORDON
07/10/2021

Efendi: Kosher Turkish food in Jerusalem

The chef at Jerusalem's Efendi is Samer Ghatet, a well-known Arab chef who also judges international food competitions.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
07/10/2021
Michelle Cohen Farber's Daf Yomi women group studying Talmud in Ran'ana.

In Israel, a chicken farm released special-edition eggs to mark egg-related Talmud study milestone

“We will return to you, Tractate Beitzah,” the eggs read in Hebrew. “Be strong and take courage, from the chicken coops of Kedumim.”

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
07/10/2021

Popular Ness Ziona café establishes an outpost in Tel Aviv's Sarona Market

Buoyed by its success, the small-town Ziona Cafe restaurant has now ventured into the big-time, opening a branch in Sarona Market.

By BUZZY GORDON
30/09/2021

Wine talk: Women doing wine right

Hashizra has been founded. This is a new movement to connect and advance women in wine, in Israel.

Dinner by the sea in Netanya's El Gaucho

The new outdoor seating area in Netanya's veteran restaurant, El Gaucho, offers an incomparable view of the sea to diners enjoying an evening out.

Pascale's Kitchen: Start up your sourdough

Check out three new bread recipes, each made in a different and innovative way.

Pork

Impossible Pork is here — but plant-based meat won’t be certified kosher

For Jews who keep kosher, the Impossible Burger has allowed some food experiences that would otherwise be off-limits because of the prohibition in dietary law on mixing milk and meat.

By Jacob Gurvis/JTA
28/09/2021

Pasta consumption surges in Israel during COVID pandemic

The survey also showed that 94% of consumers in Israel buy pasta; 44% eat pasta between two to three times a week and 25% eat it once a week.

Please Touch Center in Jaffa: A sensual eating experience - review

It is hard to imagine in advance what awaits at BlackOut, so this review will be as much about the experience as a whole as about the actual food.

By BUZZY GORDON
24/09/2021

Yauza: Asian cuisine for magical settings - review

The Yauza is a river in Moscow, where a group of immigrants from Asia settled many years ago, bringing oriental flavors to Moscow and creating many east-west fusion dishes. 

By NERIA BARR
23/09/2021

Arcaffe: A new kosher branch in Jerusalem's Mamilla Mall - review

Ask any English-speaking immigrant what is the hardest part of living in Israel, and most will say the lack of a Sunday. But a Friday morning in Mamilla almost feels like a Sunday in the old country.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
23/09/2021

Pascale’s Kitchen: Salads, salads & more salads

Below, you will find three of my favorite salad dressing recipes, all of which are easy to throw together, and also all keep for a while in the fridge.

One family's journey from Siberia to Israel and owning a business

Yoffi turns the essence of Israeli flavors – such as tehina, honey, dates, nuts, halva, herbal teas and olive oil – into exquisite gifts from the Holy Land.

Taste and tranquility at Cafe Assemblage in the heart of Tel Aviv

Cafe Assemblage is in walking distance of Shuk HaCarmel in Tel Aviv, serving up drinks and lunch and dinner menus, including vegan/vegetarian and gluten-free options, all in a comfy courtyard.

By BUZZY GORDON
15/09/2021

Pascale's kitchen: Sukkot savories

This year, I am presenting three recipes for vegetarian dumplings created by Mika Shimonov, who I soon learned is quite adept at preparing these delicacies.

Pascale's Kitchen: Refreshing drinks, morsels to break Yom Kippur fast

Want the perfect foods to break fast? Check out recipes for limonana; subye/papitada (melon seed drink); falooda siv (apple drink); orange cake and sesame cookies

Hip Asian kitchen in Jerusalem

My biggest complaint about sushi in Israel is that some places skimp on the fish, which is of course the most expensive ingredient. Here the sushi had plenty of fish.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
09/09/2021

Messa: A Tel Aviv fine dining icon reopens

Find out what it's like to eat at one of the Tel Aviv hotspots

By BUZZY GORDON
02/09/2021

Hayekev: Great food with a (great) view

Hayekev’s a spacious place with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. While many customers opted to sit outside with the incomparable view, we decided to take a table in the air-conditioned interior.

Rashel: Authentic Marrakesh cuisine in the Ashkelon marina

A recent visit to Rashel in Ashkelon had me feeling like I was back in Morocco.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
02/09/2021

Wine talk: New year wine alert

Drink well and within your means. Don’t be afraid to buy what you like, but if you want to, have fun experimenting.

Pascale's Kitchen: Lots of honey for a sweet year

We dip slices of apple in honey, which signifies our hope that the new year will be sweet. It is also traditional to use honey in all of the dishes we eat at the New Year feast.

  A Leket employee delivers food to the eldery

Tens of thousands of Israeli families could have no food on Rosh Hashanah

Some 155,000 Israelis entered the circle of poverty due to the pandemic.

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