Romany Holiday

Gypsy cuisine - as sampled at the Domari community center in Jerusalem - reveals an ancient cross-cultural heritage.

The green iron gate is hidden from the view of passersby. You have to walk down the path to see the Hebrew words written on the modest sign: “Gypsy Community Center − Female Empowerment.” And next to the intercom button, in small, plain Latin letters − “Gypsy”: an ancient word that holds the power to charm as well as deter.