While some chefs argue that bacon produced from lamb belly bears no comparison to the original, others say it is a valid local variation catering for observant diners. Rival charcutiers chew the fat
A nation situated in the Middle East and on the Mediterranean, Israeli food is made up of cuisine brought to the country by Jewish immigration from all corners of the world as well as custom Middle Eastern cuisine.
Israeli food is generally classified as either Askenazi (European) food - traditional European Jewish meals from Hungary and Poland - or Sephardic (Eastern) - foods rich in spices and flavors, reflecting the cuisine from their countries of origin. Each group has contributed greatly to the evolution of Israeli food. The Arab population of Israel has also contributed to the identity of Israeli food with its North African and Middle Eastern foods like Humus and Falafel.
Israel’s cosmopolitan make up has provided Israeli food with a variety of flavors and choices. Many food establishments in Israel adhere to kosher dietary laws and keep dairy separate from meat; however, food in Israel is not always subjected to these laws. Over the last years Israel has become somewhat of a culinary capital, boasting several high class boutique restaurants in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and more, which serve a fusion of typical Israeli food and flavors from around the world
The pita, a carbohydrate wonder, is challenging top chefs and winning friends worldwide. Here are some of the best pita joints in Tel Aviv
At celebrations, in times of mourning and on ordinary weekdays, Umm Bilal’s cooked dishes and pastries are an integral part of her northern Israeli village
Diff'rent Artichokes for Diff'rent Folks? As 'Artichoke War' Intensifies, Rome Jews Fight Israeli Rabbis Over Classic Dish
Israel’s Chief Rabbinate considers Italian-Jewish community’s carciofi alla guidia nonkosher, but Rome Jews say their artichokes are tighter and more compact than the Israeli version, thus preventing insects and worms from infecting them
A ban on imports of carciofi alla giudia into Israel has angered many Jewish Romans. But Milan's Jewish community would rather play by the rules
A strange section of an Upper Galilee vineyard reveals an old vine-growing method - the vines do not hang on any structure. They look like little trees. They also look like they may belong to an old landscape
Plans include controlling the mix of businesses and concentrating specific types of merchants in designated areas
About a third of all food in Israel goes to waste, study estimates
Bloody Backlash: While Veganism Thrives, Meat Lovers Are Establishing a Hardcore Carnivore Underground in Israel
From 'Barbarian meals' to 'meat carnivals,' carnivores are setting up forums to exchange tips and eat meat – in all shapes and sizes. But how much does the trend really have to do with an interest in cuts and cooking methods?
If secular people don’t raise a cry, the court won’t protect our rights