For Jews, a large, festive meal is a once-a-week occasion in order to mark Shabbat, the Jewish sabbath. The big meal is customarily served on Friday evening. These recipes bring an Israeli touch to the weekly day of rest, with an emphasis on Israels seasonal winter vegetables.
What makes this menu Israeli? Fresh produce plays a key role in every dish, and ingredients such as Swiss chard, chickpeas, pomegranate and couscous are all common in Israel. Its colorful, rich in bold flavors, and it doesnt follow a strict culinary tradition. For me, thats Israeli.
Israeli Shabbat dinner menu:
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