Tag: food

  • From Figs to Pomegranates

    From Figs to Pomegranates

    In the Torah, the Land of Israel is described by God to be a land “flowing with milk and honey” (Exodus 3:8).  Once you taste the fruit in the Holy Land, you will understand that this biblical reference remains true, even in modern times. As mentioned in a previous post about ice cream and sorbet,…

  • MUST TASTE: Ice Cream and Sorbet in the Jerusalem Market

    No Holy land travel experience is complete without tasting your way through the myriad of cultures present all over this land. And while ice cream and sorbet may not be traditionally Israeli or Palestinian dishes, they are still quite popular in the Holy Land, particularly during the hot  summer months.  The sorbet and ice cream…

  • Baking bread in the Holy Land

    The 12 square meter kitchen might be cramped but there is nothing small about the taste of the artisenal breads created by Les Saidel in his tiny workspace in Karnei Shomron. Meet Les Saidel, a South African immigrant who learned the art of baking from his mother at the age of 13. However, he wasn’t…

  • 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…