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The sisters whose tahini is taking America by storm

The sisters whose tahini is taking America by storm

Soom Foods started when Jackie Zitelman’s sisters, visiting her in Israel, tasted the best carrot cake ever – and found out the secret ingredient. Ahh. That first taste of tahini. Sweet, peanut-buttery, smooth…That first taste was the moment that Jackie Zitelman’s two sisters, Shelby and Amy, will always remember from their visit to Israel. It […]

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Eating food with these 4 spices may help you lose weight

Eating food with these 4 spices may help you lose weight

Nutritionists examine the efficacy and safety of cinnamon, capsaicin, black pepper, and curcumin for weight reduction. Is it safe and effective to use spices and herbs for weight loss? Researchers from Ariel University’s department of nutritional sciences give some answers to this question in a review published in the journal Functional Foods in Health and […]

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Chickpea seeds go up in space so we can eat hummus on Mars

Chickpea seeds go up in space so we can eat hummus on Mars

Chickpea seeds to become part of the ‘Space Hummus’ project testing hydroponic techniques for plant growth in zero gravity. Should humanity ever relocate to Mars, it will likely miss a few earthly comforts. High among them will of course be hummus, the universally loved and super-nutritious chickpea spread. To avoid such a tragic fate, Israeli […]

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Making a home for Novy God in the Israeli calendar

Making a home for Novy God in the Israeli calendar

The Russian new year comes complete with a tree, a Grandfather Frost delivering presents, and quality family time for Russian-speaking Israelis – but not just. If you walk past what looks like a Christmas tree on the eve of December 31 here in Israel, chances are that it’s not a forlorn yuletide decoration. Instead, it’s […]

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How to make a vegan shawarma, anywhere in the world

How to make a vegan shawarma, anywhere in the world

A homesick Israeli psychology student and budding chef studying in the US puts a meatless twist on an all-time favorite Israeli street food. Every time I go back to Israel I am excited to capture all the sounds, smells, and flavors of the Middle East in a pita. To be honest, nothing beats the nostalgic […]

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Vegan burgers printed by robot; vegan eggs up next

Vegan burgers printed by robot; vegan eggs up next

SavorEat’s robotic technology will dispense custom-printed fast food from plant-based sources. The company also is developing an egg substitute. Star Trek had its replicator. Now Israel has Robot Chef, a standalone unit that creates food items on the spot, to the diner’s specifications. It won’t be as quick as when Jean-Luc Picard famously commands his […]

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Luxury rooftop dining in Jerusalem comes back

Luxury rooftop dining in Jerusalem comes back

‘I am very excited to be creating new menu items. We have to continue to live, cook and persevere through these difficult times,’ says Mamilla chef. On top of the Mamilla Hotel, you are stuck between two worlds. You are in the chic confines of the Mamilla pedestrian mall filled with luxury shops and cafés. […]

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