Liz Steinberg


Our Favorite New Israeli Wines

By Liz Steinberg

Our Favorite New Israeli Wines
Wine may have been produced in the land of Israel since biblical times, but Israel’s wine industry is relatively new and it’s growing handsomely. Last week’s Sommelier Wine Expo in Tel Aviv offered an excellent opportunity to drink (and drink to) the wines of country’s budding boutique wineries.Read More


Miznon's Ice Cream in a Pita Is Delicious — Trust Us!

By Liz Steinberg

Miznon's Ice Cream in a Pita Is Delicious — Trust Us!
Eyal Shani, Israel’s favorite bad-boy celebrity chef, created a small stir in the food world earlier this year when he launched the second branch of his gourmet pita sandwich joint Miznon with an innovative new menu item — ice cream in a pita.Read More


Israel's First Food Tech Accelerator

By Liz Steinberg

Could the startup nation become a powerhouse for food-related startups, too? There are at least a few people who hope so, and they’re taking action to make it happen.Read More


Behind the Scenes of 'The Search for Israeli Cuisine'

By Liz Steinberg

Behind the Scenes of 'The Search for Israeli Cuisine'
Solomonov is partnered with Sherman, a two-time Academy Award nominee, to film an upcoming PBS documentary on Israeli food, “The Search for Israeli Cuisine.” They have traveled the country up and down, from Metullah to Mitzpeh Ramon, in search of what Solomonov termed “grassroots” food experiences. Along the way, they visited vintners, farmers, cheesemakers. Solomonov also stopped in the homes of talented cooks and attended a poyke dinner after dark in the desert. The list of sites was pulled together by Solomonov, Sherman. producer Karen Shakerdge, who is half Israeli, and Avichai Tsabari, a local tour guide and sommelier. All in all, the trip was the result of one and a half years’ worth of planning and fundraising to date, to be packaged into four half-hour episodes scheduled to air next year.Read More


Michael Solomonov Brings Proper Hummus to Philly

By Liz Steinberg

Michael Solomonov Brings Proper Hummus to Philly
Is Philadelphia hungry for Israeli and Jewish foods? Chef Michael Solomonov certainly thinks so.Read More






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