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Anwar Mohamed beams as he sets down a yellow-and-white speckled plate of ful, stewed fava beans redolent of hard-boiled egg and salty cheese — and reminiscent of simpler times. The heaping plate, from a Sudanese eatery near Tel Aviv’s old central bus station, is a working man’s breakfast at a working man’s price, a rarity in this increasingly pricey food-obsessed city.
Just before Hanukkah each year, doughnut collections are released in Israel as if they were haute couture Parisienne fashion. The humble Israeli jelly-filled doughnut dusted with powdered sugar has evolved over the last decade or two into doughnuts with show-stopping glazes, decorations, and gimmicks — and palate-tantalizing flavors.
News broke recently that discount and prepared-food emporium Trader Joe’s is now carrying Bamba, Israel’s most iconic snack food. There was so much excitement across the internet about the news that I envisioned my local Trader Joe’s having to add a weekday bouncer. (Yes, they often have a weekend bouncer. Yes, this is Brooklyn.)
With this week’s Netflix release of award-winning filmmaker Roger Sherman’s documentary “In Search of Israeli Cuisine,” interest in Israeli food — already trending in the U.S. — can only increase. The film just hit Netflix in the U.S. and Israel, as well as Amazon and iTunes.
It’s true. I made one of my favorite easy dinners — chicken with the Middle Eastern spice blend za’atar — even after discovering that I didn’t have any za’atar left. And even with the added time it took to make my own mixture (of course I’m going to tell you how), the chicken pictured above took less than 10 minutes to prepare, minus cooking time.