A Summer Crush!

Despite the scorching summer heat, Israelis seem oddly unruffled; the reason? Everyone is flocking to try the latest fruity favorites this season has to offer. Refreshing watermelon, sparkling peach, sabres … More…

August 1st, 2013 Drinks, Food

Serving Success

By: Felice Friedson/The Media Line

RAMALLAH — When Huda El-Jack speaks, it’s with more than an American accent. She exudes an American entrepreneurial drive that she has brought to the … More…

April 11th, 2013 People, Restaurants

The Chase for Cholent

The sun is setting in Bnei Brak, and the chase for cholent is on. Hundreds of cholent lovers flock the streets of Tel Aviv’s Eastern neighbor, seeking what German poet … More…

February 6th, 2013 Food

Fall Press

In Israel, fall is olive season. Local markets fill with olives – uncured – ready to be brined and preserved for eating over the next year. Most importantly, olives are … More…

October 23rd, 2012 Food, Shopping

The Night Market

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A visit to Israel needs to include a trip to Mahane Yehuda, the Jerusalem shuk or market, that has been significantly renovated and gentrified over the last ten … More…

July 31st, 2012 Food, Restaurants

The Paschal Offering

It’s the season of the Paschal lamb, hearkening back to that seminal sacrifice on the eve of Passover as the Israelites fled from Egypt. The ancient custom of sacrificing an … More…

March 22nd, 2012 Food, Recipes

Drink Up

Passover can be all about the wine, given the four cups that you have to quaff throughout the festive Seder meal, it’s easy to get weighted down by too many … More…

March 22nd, 2012 Drinks, Food

The Guava Debate

It’s guava season. And as those who have ever been around a guava know, it’s a difficult period. The guava, it must be said, has an intense scent that is … More…

October 27th, 2011 Food, Recipes

Keep it Cool

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Six months of warm temperatures and unrelentingly blue skies require a certain inventiveness of Israelis, who have long since learned the importance of the afternoon siesta. Of course … More…

July 31st, 2011 Drinks, Food, Places

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