Author: Elisa

  • Shakshuka anyone?

    There is a simple rule that goes when you are speaking to Israelis-1. Israelis think they are always right. 2. If they are wrong, refer to rule number one. These two golden rules are a given in Israeli society and its normal to hear two men arguing over whose mother makes a recipe better, even…

  • Arab Israeli celebrity ‘Master Chef’ winner, believes food fosters peace

    An Israeli-Arab microbiologist and mother of three won the fourth season of Israel’s most popular reality TV show, “MasterChef.” Her winning dish – Sultan’s Spring. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, 32, is a mother of three and possesses a PhD in microbiology. She is the Israeli-Arab town of Baqa al-Gharbiyye, north of Netanya. While she plans to use…

  • Join Our Authentic Food and Culture One Day Tour

    So many people have inquired about our Authentic Food and Culture Tour that we decided to offer a one day special to give people a real taste of culture. Join us on April 1 for a special private day tour. Breaking Bread Journeys will take a select group of 16 people to learn about the…

  • NBC News “New tourism venture promotes peace in the Holy Land”

    “Breaking bread,” an expression that typically refers to the act of enjoying a meal together and the bonding that results from the experience, is the philosophy behind a new tourism initiative. Breaking Bread Journeys, a Palestinian-Israeli experiential tourism joint-venture headquartered in Jerusalem, is based on the concept that sharing food while traveling can create deep…

  • Breaking Bread Journeys launching in the US

    Breaking Bread Journeys launching in the US

    “Breaking Bread Journeys” – a new Palestinian and Israeli tourism concept February 2014 Jerusalem — “Breaking Bread Journeys” is a new Palestinian and Israeli experiential tourism concept that will be introduced to the US travel industry and media at the New York Times Travel Show in February in New York. The concept was recently created…

  • A Winter Friday Afternoon in the Holy Land

    A Winter Friday Afternoon in the Holy Land

    It’s Friday at 3 p.m. here in Israel, and though wintertime, it is warm out. While in many places around the world, people go about their business as usual, in this special place shops and banks are coming to a close in time for the Jewish day of rest or Shabbat. What I feel makes…