Burekas – Israel's most popular snacks
Served in any gathering, from cabinet meetings to kindergarten birthday parties, the Turkish-origin savory pastries are easy to make and taste wonderful.
Burekas or borek, Turkish originated savory stuffed pastries, are probably Israel’s most popular snacks. You’ll find them as street food, served in coffee shops, sold by the kilo in bakeries and supermarkets and made at home according to generations-old recipes. Burekas are the favorite staple in any gathering, from high-level cabinet meetings to kindergarten birthday parties and anything in between.
Vered Guttman is a caterer and a food writer based in Washington DC. Growing up in Israel she took her first lessons in Jewish cooking sitting at the tables of her two grandmothers, one from Poland, the other from Iraq. In Modern Manna, Vered will share a mix of new Israeli trends and old Jewish traditions, sprinkled with a distinct Sephardic flavor. Follow Vered on Twitter @veredguttman