The realizations and (mis)adventures of a Fulbright student in Haifa.
By DEBORAH HEMELWeekend in the Western Galilee
Last weekend I went on an overnight trip to the Western Galilee with a couple dozen other overseas students. On Friday morning we headed north to the city of Akko (also known as Acre), which is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.
My strongest memory of Akko, however, is culinary as opposed to historical in nature.
Uninitiated Westerners may not realize the full potential of mashed chickpeas, yet in brief I would suggest that hummus is to Israel what peanut butter is to America. Hummus connoisseurs, such as our devoted madrich Eliad, consider Akko to be a hummus capital.
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