Jason Alexander 311.
(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)
Jason Alexander on Tuesday visited The Eucalyptus, a biblical themed
restaurant in Jerusalem's Old City, where famous Israeli chef
Moshe Basson, showed him how to make "makluba," a traditional
Palestinian meal whose main ingredients are rice, chicken, and local
Basson, who owns the restaurant, is a member of "Chefs for
Peace," an association that organizes meetings between Israeli and Palestinian chefs.
The dinner was organized by "One Voice," a group that bridges
the two sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in support of a two state solution.
Basson demonstrated a "makluba" serving tradition in which the chef turns the pot seven times, waves his hands over it, and
makes a wish before pouring the meal onto the serving plate.
Alexander, known for his versatility and range, added his comedic antics to the ritual for good measure.