Food

Fire Up

As Israel celebrates its 63rd birthday, locals dusted off their barbecue grills, known locally as a mangal; sought a shady spot in the park or perhaps a highway median; and … More…

May 16th, 2011 Food, Recipes

Beer Man Here

A plate of perfectly swirled chummous or delicately grilled lamb — both naturally paired with a bottle or hetzi (the Israeli pint) of beer. At one time, that meant only … More…

March 2nd, 2011 Drinks, Food

Au Naturel

Tu B’shvat – Israel’s tree festival, celebrated on January 20 – heralds from Mishnaic times, and started out as a holiday celebrating the spring rebirth or new year for trees, … More…

January 17th, 2011 Activities, Food, Historical

Nir Zook Noshes

Nir Zook doesn’t like to sit still. Which is the reason why he has a restaurant, bar and bistro (all situated conveniently along one Jaffa alleyway), as well as a … More…

November 29th, 2010 Food, Restaurants

Nana’s Boys

Ofer Vardi and his brother were Nana’s boys, cared for by their Hungarian grandmother, Rozsi Varidi, nearly every day. She would make stuffed red peppers after long hot days at … More…

September 6th, 2010 Food, Recipes

The Frozen Seat

Move over chummous, falafel and pita; it’s time for some frozen treats. With long, hot summers, Israel had learned the benefits of ice in one’s drinks, and even better, mixed, … More…

June 10th, 2010 Drinks, Food

Winter Treats

Given Israel’s rainy winter days, most folks tend to forego ice cream during the cold months. There were years, in fact, when you couldn’t find ice cream at all during … More…

March 4th, 2010 Food, Recipes

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