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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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The Israeli behind Boston’s beloved Tatte Bakery & Café

The Israeli behind Boston’s beloved Tatte Bakery & Café

Film producer Tzurit Or turned her childhood passion for baking into a successful string of eateries offering Israeli- and American-style cuisine. Tzurit Or presides over an empire in the Boston area. But this empress wears a chef’s toque rather than a crown and she’d rather be draped in yeast dough than diamonds. With the eighth […]

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11 weird and wonderful Israeli ice cream flavors

11 weird and wonderful Israeli ice cream flavors

Bamba, arak, watermelon and Bulgarian cheese, labane and zaatar – this summer’s ice creams are coming in some very surprising flavors! Everyone knows that pedestrian ice cream and gelato flavors are passé in 2018. At a time when “local” and “seasonal” are the buzzwords, we’re totally in love with the new uniquely Israeli flavors showing […]

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For the love of the cheese

For the love of the cheese

Israel’s growing band of boutique cheese makers admit they aren’t in it for the money. In the run up to Shavuot, we take a look at how this new industry is blossoming across the country. From the front porch of a small tzimmer (bed-and-breakfast) on Naot Goat Farm, the unique desert view nearly smacks you in the face. […]

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13 of the best steakhouses and barbecue joints in Israel

13 of the best steakhouses and barbecue joints in Israel

Ready to sink your teeth into a truly spectacular piece of meat? The indescribable goodness of lusciously tender, smoked and flavorfully charred barbecue, or of a properly smoked high-quality aged steak, is well appreciated by Israelis. Here are the really good places to get that quality of meat, run with care by cattle ranchers, grill […]

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