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Tel Aviv’s most unlikely nightlife hot spot

Tel Aviv’s most unlikely nightlife hot spot

One of Tel Aviv’s hippest nightlife spots has evolved in the shadows of the Great Synagogue, mixing divine and delicious in the most Israeli of ways. In true Tel Avivian style, the city’s Great Synagogue is not only a place of worship but also the nucleus of one of the hippest nightlife areas around. The […]

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11 places to grab great Israeli food in the desert

11 places to grab great Israeli food in the desert

No, it’s not a mirage: Israel’s desert regions boast restaurants offering a range from made-on-premises dairy to Moroccan classics to smoked meats. Traveling along in the Israeli desert you might think that coming across a good restaurant could be a mirage, but then you’d be dismissing the Israeli spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. Actually, there […]

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TAP Air Portugal Adds NYC-Based Portuguese-American Chef George Mendes To Its Michelin-Star Winning “Taste the Stars” Culinary Team

TAP Air Portugal Adds NYC-Based Portuguese-American Chef George Mendes To Its Michelin-Star Winning “Taste the Stars” Culinary Team

Air Portugal’s ‘Taste the Stars’ program featuring five Michelin star winning Portuguese chefs and the airline’s cuisine consultant Chef Vítor Sobral, is adding Portuguese-American Chef George Mendes to the roster. A first generation American born to Portuguese parents, acclaimed chef and cookbook author George Mendes brought elevated Portuguese cooking to New York City when he […]

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Ashdod market tour tempts with delicious ethnic delights

Ashdod market tour tempts with delicious ethnic delights

Discover Moroccan, Ethiopian, Georgian and Yemenite specialties in the outdoor market of Ashdod. Only one piece of advice, come hungry. Ask an Israeli about the coastal city of Ashdod and you’ll probably hear about the beach, the seaport and a few famous fish restaurants. But unbeknown even to most Israelis, the city is much more […]

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Adding spirulina to falafel could yield the next superfood

Adding spirulina to falafel could yield the next superfood

Israeli students find a blue-and-white way to help introduce protein-rich algae into daily diets. With the world’s population expected to rise to a staggering 9.8 billion by 2050, the question arises how to feed everyone nutritious, healthy food without ruining the planet’s resources. A surprising solution might be found in a food that was eaten […]

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In Israel, it’s knafeh that takes the cake

In Israel, it’s knafeh that takes the cake

As the sweet, sticky, cheesy treat has entered contemporary cuisine, knafeh is open to interpretation by home cooks, restaurant chefs and hipsters. In South Tel Aviv, in a gentrified historical neighborhood called Florentin, British immigrant Dean Essa recently opened a new culinary hangout, Kanafanji. It may look like a hip espresso bar, but Kanafanji specializes in knafeh […]

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Levantine cooking spices up Haifa at annual culinary event

Levantine cooking spices up Haifa at annual culinary event

Turkish delights and cultural insight nearly 100 years after Ottoman rule, inHaifa’s A-Sham Arab food festival Istanbul chefs Maksut Aşkar and Kemal Demirasal have known each other since they were 11, but until now they never talked about the differences in their cultural heritages. Turkey, like Israel, is a melting pot of many different peoples […]

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ZAVO RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

ZAVO RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

Haven’t Planned Your Company’s Winter Party Yet? Even with New York City’s abundance of kosher restaurants and caterers, finding a kosher caterer that offers delicious food and quality service isn’t always easy. How do you find the best catering options in the kosher market that seems saturated with American “fast-casual” and Israeli options? I’ve rounded […]

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11 of the best places to eat burgers in Israel

11 of the best places to eat burgers in Israel

Hamburgers are an especially fun way for chefs and diners to express their culinary voice in a casual or bistro-like setting. Lately, hamburger restaurants in the Holy Land are following all the current Israeli food trends – “Just because it’s kosher doesn’t mean it can’t be delicious,” “Kosher, but looking and tasting like something very […]

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