Food and Recipes

Colorful mix of local dishes and recipes brought from all over the world. The Israeli cuisine is frequently ranked among the top ten healthiest diets in the world being quite similar to the Mediterranean diet. 'Israeli Food' brings you the best Jewish recipes and news from the culinary world.

Vegan Burekas
Vegan Shavuot: It’s not an oxymoron!

Dairy-free recipes you’ll love.

By SHARON FEIEREISEN
21/05/2020
Wine Talk: Fifty Shades of Pink

It’s possible to turn a party into an innovative wine-tasting at home. You don’t need a reason, but it helps.

ICONIC WINE in its iconic blue bottle
Bartenura Moscato presents vino in a can, a kosher wine first

The company said that the wine is already available in stores, and will be widely distributed by early June.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
15/05/2020
PEA, CABBAGE AND POTATO CURRY
Pascale's Kitchen: Readers’ special requests

In this week’s column I will be highlighting four outstanding recipes that I’ve received from valued readers, which I haven’t had a chance to formally present to the public.

Easy cucumber salad
Springy recipes for the sunny season

As the weather warms and quickly turns hot, we normally begin to enjoy cookouts with our friends and family.

By ELISSABETH
14/05/2020
New movie about Jewish, Palestinian foods is streaming on Amazon Prime

“Coming up with the recipes wasn’t easy. The cuisines of both cultures are closer than they might seem.”

By GERRI MILLER/JTA
14/05/2020
ORANGE COOKIES
Pascale's Kitchen: Fun, easy dishes

I do love having something spicy and savory simmering on the stove, or something scrumptious baking in the oven that fills the entire house with a sweet aroma.

Loveat (illustrative)
Two restaurant chains resume deliveries during ongoing crisis

Street food places - like falafel and sabih vendors and ice cream shops - are now reopening and restaurants that had closed will spring back into action as well.

By BUZZY GORDON
30/04/2020
Dairy-free gooey brownies
The Taste: Kosher and dairy-free recipes

Loving food and cooking, and frustrated with the lack of kosher and dairy-free options for classic dishes, I created The Taste of Kosher blog, with just that .

By ELISSABETH
30/04/2020
Devorah Altman, from New York to Beit Shemesh
Beit Shemesh's baker on the long journey from White Plains to Israel

Altman grew up in a food-oriented environment. Recalling her family dinners as a child, she says, “My mother was a French gourmet chef. The main courses were pot roast, chicken, steak or lamb."

Healthy vegetarian food can be easy to prepare
Pascale's Kitchen: Quick vegetarian & vegan dishes

I decided to proclaim that this Shabbat will be a celebration of healthy vegetarian food that’s easy to prepare.

Indian food and gourmet cheese, delivered to your door

This is the fifth installment in four weeks of our series on restaurants that deliver food while the country is still in quasi-lockdown.

By BUZZY GORDON
24/04/2020
Tarte Tatin
Pascale's Kitchen: Homemade comfort food

Making dishes that we remember fondly from our childhoods is a great way to make ourselves feel good, and to create a bond between the generations.

Okinawa
Asian, Italian and vegan delivered to your door

Because of the Passover holiday, this fourth installment highlighting restaurants continuing to feed us during the national quasi-lockdown is running concurrently with the third installment.

By BUZZY GORDON
16/04/2020
Taya
Keeping a full belly during the coronavirus crisis

Finally, after several weeks of not falling back on the most obvious delivery standby, we introduce the first of the pizzerias that will be featured in our series.

By BUZZY GORDON
16/04/2020
Much of Elana’s work is alternative customized baking
How one new immigrant found relief in the art of baking

Much of Elana’s work is alternative customized baking, to suit clients who have allergies, food sensitivities and special diets, but enjoy treats such as homemade challa, yeasty chocolate babkas or lemon cranberry cupcakes.

By SUSAN DE LA FUENTE
16/04/2020
Singer Pablo Rosenberg: 'Cooking is calming for me.'
Pascale's Kitchen: Making sweet music in the kitchen‏

Israeli singer Pablo Rosenberg sings all the way to the kitchen and doesn’t stop singing even while he’s preparing all sorts of delicious dishes.

What to cook for the intermediate days of Passover

I know many families like to prepare traditional recipes they’ve grown up on, and tend to serve the same familiar dishes year after year.

Celebrate Passover with these easy, no-sacrifice recipes

So good you’ll want to eat them year-round

By SHARON FEIEREISEN
09/04/2020
A global Jewish cookbook

A multicultural book of recipes from Europe, the Middle East, Ethiopia and beyond

By CAROL UNGAR
03/04/2020
Cooking for Passover in these strange times

Well, now that the coronavirus has forced us to stay home, I finally have time to deal with the dozens of requests I receive, especially before Jewish holidays.

Coronavirus: Three great restaurants that still deliver

There is still ethnic diversity in the cuisines offering delivery service

By BUZZY GORDON
02/04/2020
Drinking wine in the time of coronavirus

Here are a few of the wines offered in wine stores and online for this holiday.

By NERIA BARR
01/04/2020
Challah-tinkering yeast scientist helps bread-bakers get a good rise

Every year after Pesach I buy a one pound bag of yeast and it lasts through the year and I use it to make challah. So I’m still pursuing the quixotic quest to make the perfect challah.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
01/04/2020
In the Grain: A baker’s answer to the coronavirus

What I do know is, while we are living through an apocalyptic reality, there is an upside to it all: We have our families together, bored out of their minds and furiously looking for things to do.

28/03/2020
Pascale's Kitchen: A safe, sweet Passover

Wishing all of you a happy and tasty Passover, and may we all get through the coronavirus safely and in good health.

Hala bread
Staying sane during coronavirus by reclaiming an age-old Jewish tradition

I don’t know how much worse things will get this year, but I do know I did with bread what I rarely manage to do with words.

By STEPHANIE KUTNER/JTA
21/03/2020
A feast for kosher carnivores

Pitmaster serves grilled and smoked meats until you cry uncle.

By BUZZY GORDON
20/03/2020
Restaurant Review: Welcome Home

Texas BBQ reopens in Tel Aviv's trendy Florentine neighborhood.

Pascale's Kitchen: Some of my favorite cakes and cookies

With the world in unchartered territory and changing so quickly, it’s comforting to know that some foods stay deliciously the same.

Wine Talk: Seeking Balance Naturally

There is a whole new underworld of compassionate winemaking coming to the fore. The wine world has suddenly become a lot more complicated!

Meat Kitchen: A restaurant worth the trip

“This is the best steak I’ve ever had in my life,” my son said. “I could literally date this steak, or even marry it.”

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
12/03/2020
A taste of Armenia in Jerusalem at the Inbal Hotel

The Armenian festival at the 02 restaurant is her way of teaching people about the Armenian kitchen.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN , STEVE LINDE
12/03/2020
Forget Beyond Burger: Here’s Bamba Burger

JROAST Purim Spoof: “I love that it has a vaguely peanuty taste and no actual substance,”

By BOB JEREMY YONAH
09/03/2020
BASBOUSA (SEMOLINA AND POPPY SEED CAKE)
Poppy seed recipes for Purim

Below, you can try these tried-and-true recipes that are sure to make your holiday happy and sweet.

Rome comes  to Tel Aviv
Rome comes to Tel Aviv

Since we were four diners, we were able to try a range of appetizers and main dishes, and learn a little Italian while doing it!

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
04/03/2020
The seaside fine-dining restaurant  welcomes a new team to helm the kitchen
Big changes at Seatara fine dining restaurant

The seaside restaurant welcomes a new team to helm the kitchen.

By BUZZY GORDON
07/03/2020
Dulce de leche hamentashen
Dulce de leche hamantaschen: A South American Purim cookie

It was love at first bite!

By LEANNE SHOR/JTA
28/02/2020
Triola Italian Bistro's serves meaty cuisine straight from Italy

The Petah Tikva restaurant often boasts a full house

By BUZZY GORDON
27/02/2020
Let’s meet at the lobby and eat there too

The lobby of the Orient Hotel is comfortable and calming, and provided great people-watching on a recent rainy evening.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
27/02/2020
Top marks for Japan, Japan

The first was for food critics, bloggers, friends of the owner and general hangers-on, and the place was so crowded one could barely wield a set of chopsticks without taking someone’s eye out.

THE WINERY is situated in a beautiful village surrounded by vineyards in the heart of the Barolo.
Wine Talk: Preserving the family silver

The Vietti family, which specializes mainly in Barolo and Barbera, but also produce Dolcetto and Arneis, as well as Barbaresco and Moscato d’Asti, has been in the wine business for four generations.

SWEETS FOR THE BRIDE (TURKISH
Balkan bites: Classic Sephardic treats

Sephardi Jewish cuisine hailing from Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Sarajevo, Italy and Morocco all include filo dough dishes.

Benedict
February marks Benedict’s annual celebration of worldwide breakfasts

This is the sixth year of the global breakfast festival and there is a slight difference from previous years.

By BUZZY GORDON
26/02/2020
LEYLA WILLIAMS bakes challot for Shabbat in Solvang.
Discover the Israeli bakery deep in the heart of a US-Danish community

A taste of Israel in a Solvang bakery.

By GEORGE MEDOVOY
22/02/2020
Anatomy of a grain
Despite millennia of research, flour still holds secrets

A grain is one of nature’s miracles and its design is so complex and smart that we are only beginning to understand its workings.

20/02/2020
Anna Italian Cafe
Jerusalem offers range of night spots for quiet conversation

As pounding music becomes the norm in every kind of eatery, here’s where you can dine out and have a civilized conversation sans shouting or cigarette smoke.

By SHARON FEIEREISEN
20/02/2020
Recipes: Thick and filling winter soups

All you need to turn these soups into a meal is some fresh bread.

Beer in Israel, old and new

“This is the first time we succeeded in producing ancient alcohol from ancient yeast. In other words, from the original substances from which alcohol was produced. This has never been done before”

By DOUG GREENER
20/02/2020
A taste of your favorite restaurant, at home

Enjoy flaky croissants, crispy baguettes, sandwiches and of-the-moment cauliflower rice

By SHARON FEIEREISEN
20/02/2020
WHITE CHOCOLATE AND CHEESE BALLS
Recipes for Valentine's Day!

The recipes I’ve chosen are all super easy to prepare and also extremely tasty. They are quick and don’t require any special ingredients!

A Fiddler on the Roof-inspired skewer house opens in Philadelphia

'Laser Wolf' is named after Fiddler on the Roof's best butcher

By DEBORAH DAHAN
12/02/2020
Harvey's smash burger
Harvey’s Burger Shack - Burgers well done

Opened a month ago just a couple doorways down from the Jerusalem Interior Ministry branch, the spacious eatery is the latest passion for Harvey Sandler, proprietor of the wildly successful Harvey’s Smokehouse, just a few yards away.

10/02/2020
Tu Bishvat trays for the holiday

Trays include handmade pastries, fruits, dry fruits, and more

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
10/02/2020
Pascale's Kitchen: Tu Bishvat delicacies

The festive meal, involves lots of sweet and savory dishes, including dried fruits, halvah, special holiday cookies and candies shaped as children and animals. After, a festive meat meal is served.

River, a kosher Asian-fusion restaurant owned by chef Ariel Ben Zichri
A ‘river’ of sushi - Jerusalem's kosher Asian-fusion restaurant

River, a kosher Asian-fusion restaurant owned by chef Ariel Ben Zichri, is part of a chain of 14 restaurants. The Jerusalem branch opened almost two years ago, and offers excellent value for money.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
30/01/2020
Location and value have made Shtsupak a north Tel Aviv institution
Exclusively bounty of the sea - Tel Aviv's staple fish restaurant

Shtsupak owes its 24-year success not only to its expertise in cooking fish and other seafood, but also to the popularity of its value meal, which is served not only at lunchtime but all day long.

By BUZZY GORDON
30/01/2020
Culinary memories from Ramle
Pascale's Kitchen: Culinary memories from Ramle

After my father died, I would accompany my mother to the market, which I remember was filled with beautiful colors and strong aromas. I loved hearing the stall owners shout out their wares.

BEAUTIFUL TUSCANY, shrouded in fog.
Wine Talk: Living the dream

Tuscany, situated in the center of Italy, has one foot in heaven.

Hands-on Israeli  culinary experiences  everyone will love...
Hands-on Israeli culinary experiences everyone will love

People will love these foods even if their cooking skills only involve using the microwave.

By SHARON FEIEREISEN
31/01/2020
Taste of the Valleys Festival
Winter activities in Israel: taste of the valleys festival

While it’s nice to take advantage of cheap flights to go overseas in the wintertime, it’s good to know there are also many worthwhile events in Israel this time of year.

By MEITAL SHARABI
23/01/2020
Hamin Con Todos
Pascale's Kitchen: Cholent, Part III

Over the past two weeks, I’ve introduced cholent recipes hailing from the lands of Ashkenaz, Morocco and Tripoli, and also included a special recipe for the vegan readers among us.

THE HEART of the matter: Purchasing artichokes at Jerusalem’s Mahaneh Yehuda market
Artichoke season in Israel

Globe artichokes are native to our Mediterranean region, among the oldest known cultivated vegetables in the world.

By MICHELLE GORDON
23/01/2020
The food of Canaan steakhouse
At the foot of the skyscraper: Canaan steakhouse

Canaan is a steakhouse frequented by large families and groups

By BUZZY GORDON
16/01/2020
VEGETARIAN OR VEGAN HAMIN
Recipes for Shabbat, Part II

As stormy cold weather continues, we can officially declare that cholent season has arrived in Israel.

THE MUSCAT grape used in Moscato is grown on the beautiful hilly region of Asti, in Piedmont
Wine Talk: Bartenura madness - the rise of Moscato wine

In the 2000s, Moscato took off in Israel and particularly in America, where the phenomenon became known as Moscato madness. What was the attraction?

Cholent season is here
Pascale's Kitchen: Cholent season is here

Some people make a spicy, North African-style hamin, while others prefer savory Ashkenazi-style cholent.

HONEY & Smoke Grill House serves up dishes with Israeli, Turkish and Jordanian influences.
Honey & Co's - A London dining experience

Since coming to London 15 years ago, Israeli husband-and-wife team Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich have carved a niche within mid-range dining, offering a nostalgic experience to their clientele.

By NADINE WOJAKOVSKI
09/01/2020
A cookbook  that inspires
Pascale's Kitchen: A cookbook that inspires

Over the years, I’ve discovered that you can learn so much about people through baking and cooking.

Rich and satisfying, breathtakingly beautiful
Wine Talk: Rich and satisfying, breathtakingly beautiful

Port is one of the great wines of the world, and the Douro Valley is one of the most beautiful wine regions on the planet.

2020 is set to be the year of the chickpea

Dessert hummus was not the only chickpea-based snack to enter our lives this decade

By RACHEL MYERSON/JTA
27/12/2019
Fricassee sandwiches  for Hanukkah
Pascale's Kitchen: Fricassee Sandwiches for Hanukkah

This year, I decided to return to my roots and explain to my readers how to prepare Tunisian fricassee sandwiches, which I don’t often make during the year, except for the eight days of Hanukkah.

The Cramim Hotel: Wine and luxury
Wine and luxury: Cramim Hotel is paradise for a wine-geek

What about the food, you ask? It’s really, really good. I love hotel breakfasts and the one at Cramim did not disappoint.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
24/12/2019
TerraVino: Putting Israel  on the  wine map
TerraVino: Putting Israel wines on the global map

Castel was founded by winemaker Eli Ben-Zaken, who received a prize for lifetime achievement in the Israeli wine world.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
24/12/2019
BAKED SQUARE SUFGANIYOT
Holiday recipes for Hannukah

Recipes to shake up the usual sufganiya we're all familiar with

ALL OF the sparkling wines from the Golan Heights Winery are made strictly by the Traditional Method
Wine Talk: The Ultimate Party Wine

Wine recommendations for the New Year's party.

CHRISTMAS TREE, my Christmas tree: Salma Assaf in her restaurant, Chateau de Roi
The Italian restaurant built over the ruins of a Crusader castle

In the ruins of the fortress, Layousse built a modern-day Italian kitchen equipped with a pizza oven and the latest culinary technology

By DIANA BLETTER
19/12/2019
Meat without borders
The meat eating experience of Pikhana

The restaurant has a television screen which shows a constant stream of meat cuts in all their gory glory as well as images of chefs preparing them for cooking.

Jacko’s Son:  Tel Aviv in Jerusalem
Jacko's son: The Tel Aviv experience in the comfort of Jerusalem

Jacko’s Son, a spin-off of the next door Jacko’s Street is a great place for a cocktail and a meal. The vibe is laid back and fun – the bartenders dance a little as they make outstanding cocktails

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
19/12/2019
Culinary bars: Gourmet food meets creative cocktails Emesh and Fantastic are in the forefront of a h
New Tel Aviv bars put the focus on creative combinations of food and drink

Emesh and Fantastic are in the forefront of a hot new dining trend

By BUZZY GORDON
19/12/2019
The Italian way The Gancia wineries based in the northwestern Italian wine region of Piedmont offer
New Italian wines and how they're made

The Gancia wineries based in the northwestern Italian wine region of Piedmont offer great wines and world heritage cellars

By NERIA BARR
19/12/2019
The options for shakshuka are endless
A spin on the classic shakshuka offers a riot of international flavors

'Benedict' holds its annual global festival, while 'Brasserie' serves a Creole version.

By BUZZY GORDON
12/12/2019
Fine Asian cuisine at Thai House
Tel Aviv's Thai House continues to delight

For two decades, Thai House has been one of Israel's best Asian restaurants.

By BUZZY GORDON
12/12/2019
Chef Barak holding a bottle of Meshek Achiya
Olive oil and the Waldorf: fine dining at the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem

Motti Verses always has something different up his sleeve. In this case it was an olive-oil tasting.

PASCALE'S KITCHEN: Making madeleines - small, yellow, flaky, buttery

The key to these spongy cookies is to prepare the dough the day before.

Wine Talk: The Sound of Silence

The winery at Latrun monastery has been revitalized by Palestinian winemaker Adam Kassis.

Farn fresh
A love letter to salami and eggs

How did this wonderful dish ever fall out of favor?

By RONNIE FEIN / JTA
14/11/2019
Bread baking
In disguise

Bread baking offers enormous opportunities to the health-conscious parent.

11/06/2014
The world's first lab-grown beef burger.
In the Grain: Complementary and necessary

Think about the breads that accompany your barbecue.

01/05/2014
Salmon skewers
Independent fishing

Why go the traditional grilled meat route when you can serve your discerning guests grilled fish and vegetables?

By EYAL LAVI
01/05/2014
souvlaki
Holiday In: Skewers from around the world

This is the time of year for placing pieces of meat on metal skewers and grilling batches of tasty brochettes.

By NERIA BARR
01/05/2014
Carrots
In Season: On the side

Two delicious vegetable dishes for the holiday table.

By JAMIE GELLER
17/04/2014
Seder
A truly festive ‘Shulhan Orech’

Kosher food in general has developed so much as it has been influenced by cuisines around the world, and Passover food should be no different.

By DAVID BRUMMER
13/04/2014
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