Heroes of the Jaffa gang
The Zigel Hagadol restaurant is recreating the Jaffa cuisine of the 1950's and 60's, when seafood and local and immigrant traditions produced new culinary delights.
On Saturday night, you pile the family into the Mercedes and travel to Jaffa to eat at Zigel Hagadol. You sit at the table and drink a small glass of arak to wet your throat and whet your appetite. The arak leads to beer. The beer leads to whiskey. You cut a piece of the warm challah and put it into the plate with the olive oil and za’atar, so it can get moist and oily, and place a pickled lemon with lots of...
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