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Israeli food has come into its own. Like the population, the cuisine is a fusion of influences from around the world, and a generation of young chefs has added sophistication and skill to the mix. But all the innovation and sophistication would fall flat without the building blocks: simple dishes and locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Egypt was declared Sunday to have the most delicious falafel, beating its Israeli, Palestinian and Middle Eastern-fusion competitors at a London festival.
Prof. Shaul Stampfer had set out to research what bagels and falafel mean to Jews. But what he discovered on the way surprised him – and goes to the heart of Israeli-Palestinian identity politics.
About a month ago the Forward celebrated International Hummus Day, which was created by young entrepreneur Ben Lang in 2012. Today, we again celebrate Middle Eastern cuisine with International Falafel Day, Lang’s second holiday creation.
In college, Mondays meant falafel. It started when Soom Soom, an amazing Kosher eatery on 72nd St., had falafel happy hour. Two sandwiches for the price of one. My fellow students and I would pair up and walk over for dinner. We’d cram into the tiny joint, bask in half-price falafel yumminess, and enjoy the break from school.