Mascarpone pie with pine nuts, grapes and mint.
(photo credit: PASCALE PEREZ-RUBIN)
Once again we find ourselves preparing for Shavuot, my favorite holiday. This is the holiday on which we all wear white clothing, everything is clean and the food is flavorful. Shavuot symbolizes rejuvenation and we celebrate the land’s first fruits. I love to prepare a mixture of traditional dishes I know my family loves, but also love mixing it up with a few new and refreshing recipes. This year I welcomed blogger Inez Yanai who, together with photographer Afik Gabai, produces a blog called “Tik Ochel” (tikochel.blogspot.co.il). The blog brings together recipes from around the world that complement the Italian dishes Yanai has been preparing since her childhood in the Galilee.