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The big day came and went, leaving a trail of about 100,000 photos on Facebook, and memories of the most spectacular wedding I can remember. The evening was filled with so much love; the food would almost seem secondary — except that the bride was culinary Countess Adeena Sussman, and the food was therefore utterly extraordinary.
Yesterday I told Teddy that today would be his day (actually it’s Adeena’s wedding day, so technically I suppose it’s hers). I asked how he wanted to spend it, and his emphatic choice was the beach.
This whole trip is basically a food lover’s paradise, but this morning’s adventure was a highlight. We began the day with a tour of Levinsky Market, a glorious strip of food stalls, guided by Gil Hovav, the wildly knowledgeable and entertaining Israeli food writer and TV host, who is a friend of the bride. (He was stopped along the way by several locals who approached asking to take selfies with him.)
Yesterday I arrived in Tel Aviv for a long-anticipated vacation that’s centered around a dear friend’s wedding. This morning, I couldn’t think of a better way to kick off the day than to belly up to the bar of an open-air eatery in the Carmel Market called Shuk Shuka.
Several weeks ago I enjoyed a delicious lunch at Café Zamn with a group from our congregation. A couple of things stood out about the meal. First was the tangy, citrusy green juice. Second was the impossibly creamy eggplant with tahini sauce. Third, was the fact that Café Zamn is in Ramallah. And, finally, the meal was extraordinary because of the conversation we had with a deputy minister from the Palestinian Authority. But seriously, that eggplant was to die for.