Tomer Niv's tartare with loquats, green plums and ice plant stalks. Dan Peretz

The Weird, Glittery Delicacy That Grows in Mediterranean Dunes

Chef Tomer Niv prepares exotic dishes made with the almost-forgotten ice plant, found in abundance near the Mediterranean shore.

The fleshy stalks of the plant that dots the rocky hills are covered with sparkling crystals. Their resemblance to icicles is reflected in the plant’s various popular names – common ice plant, crystalline ice...

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