In Israel, #1 Turkey Nation, It's Thanksgiving Every Day / Tel Aviv Table Podcast

In this special holiday episode, we wade through the pastrami and shawarma to talk turkey, as well as a practical guide on preparing a 40-kilo shawarma.

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Israelis eat more turkey than any other country
How did little Israel become the world’s largest consumer of turkey meat? In this Thanksgiving episode, we wade through the pastrami and shawarma to bring you the answers to this questions and more, as well as a practical guide on preparing a 40kg shawarma roll for the spit.

Food News: Chef at Israeli restaurant wins chef of the year
Congratulations to Michael Solomonov, the chef at at the Israeli Zahav restaurant in Philadelphia. Eater magazine has named him chef of the year. Solomonov was in Israel last year to film a documentary about the food here, and we caught up with director Roger Sherman.

Avraham Shamai, 70, makes the shawarma every day at the Keter Hamizrach restaurant in Tel Aviv / photo via TLV1