A recent story in a national food magazine referred to the dishes of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank as the food of Palestine. Just how political is falafel?
Julia Child’s enthusiasm and unpretentious insistence on high-quality ingredients indelibly shaped a generation of Jewish cooks and eaters.
Several of Tel Aviv’s trendiest restaurants now feature Palestinian dishes. Chefs say it’s part of an effort to reflect the diverse cooking traditions of the country.
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Mexico’s small Jewish community celebrates Hanukkah quietly. But north of the border, chefs are finding ways to mix the two cultures and cuisines.
Taam Ha’ir, now in its 15th year, recently returned to Tel Aviv for four tasty evenings in June. About 20 of Tel Aviv’s best restaurants offered generous samples of their fare to some 300000 people during the four-day Taam Ha’ir, or Taste of the City, an annual gourmet food festival. Another 50 booths sold drinks and ingredients for home cooking, and there were children’s workshops and charity sales. The 15-year-old festival was held last year in Haifa, but it returned to Tel Aviv’s Yehoshua Park for four tasty evenings in June. We took a bite of some of the cuisine available, starting with beef over home fries in coffee sauce made by the chefs of Poike, and ending at El Babur, located outside the Arab-Israeli city of Nazareth and renowned for its gourmet Arab dishes such as ground lamb skewered on a long cinnamon stick. DOWNLOADS: VIDEOS: - HiRes: www.megaupload.com - Hi Res No Narration: www.megaupload.com - Streaming: www.megaupload.com - Streaming No Narration: www.megaupload.com DOCUMENTS: - INTRO: www.megaupload.com - SCRIPT: www.megaupload.com Please credit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel for any use of these videos
If you think Israeli food comprises just hummus, falafel and shawarma you have a lot to learn (and taste). Modern Israeli cuisine is hip, fresh, local and heavily influenced by the loads of immigrants living there. For your convenience, we’ve found two food programs, both happening this week, sure to bring you and your taste buds up to speed.