Where Do the Children Eat?

Children in Israel are everywhere to be seen, because the country has one of the highest birthrates of the Western world. In honor of all these children, 'Tel Aviv Table' devotes this week’s show to kids’ food in Israel.

If you ever stroll down a main boulevard on Tel Aviv, you’ll see loads of beautiful people – and dozens of kids, in strollers, on bike seats or toddling beneath the trees. That’s because Israel has one of the highest birthrates of the Western world. In honor of all these children, the Tel Aviv Table devotes this week’s show to kids’ food in Israel.

Today’s show includes:

A tour of the factory where the Israeli peanut snack Bamba is made.
Ruth Sirkis, Israel’s Julia Child, talks about cooking with kids, and how she learned to write about food.

Zami Schreiber of Sender restaurant gives tips for making Ptitim, known abroad as Israeli couscous.

Child prodigy baker Noa Einat shares her ideas for making unusual krembos at home.

Dietitian Tirtza Shani talks about why more Israeli kids are overweight than ever, and what parents can do about it.

Hamutal Levin has ideas for how to take your little ones to restaurants in Tel Aviv.

Children eating a lollipop
David Bachar