15 Recipes For Israeli Food Fans

Ideas for dinner from around the Middle East
Apr 22, 2014 4:00 pm

We added two superb Israeli dishes to the Recipes section today in honor of Around The World in 5 Editors, and here are 15 more for curating your own olive-oil drizzled, herb-infused, lemon-spiked Middle Eastern feast. Switch up your hummus game, get creative with couscous and don't skimp on the eggplant.

Video: 10 Best Israeli Junk Foods

Know your bamba from your krembo
Apr 22, 2014 3:00 pm

If you think about the foods most commonly associated with Israel, chances are that falafel, hummus and shawarma are first to come to mind. Lesser known is a surprisingly strong selection of chocolatey sweets and cheesy snacks native to the country, many of which are available in the United States. A video details a list of the top 10 Israeli junk foods. Read on.

I Interviewed My Israeli Father-In-Law About Food On A 1950s Israeli Kibbutz

Israel in the early days was a different place
Apr 22, 2014 1:00 pm

Yaron Anitai lived on a kibbutz for most of his childhood and recently we got to talking about the food he grew up with. With today being a day dedicated to the food of Israel — a breathtakingly modern society with some of the most advanced food cultures in Middle East, if not the world — here’s a little bit about Israel in the early days when times were a bit tougher.

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Hummus

A Middle Eastern spread with serious history
Apr 22, 2014 11:00 am

Most people have some concept of hummus — you know, that beige-hued spread stuffed into pitas, used as a dip for carrots and veggies at parties and served at just about every Middle Eastern restaurant in the country. While the basis of this tangy, nutrient-packed dish remains the same — chickpeas, sesame paste, lemon juice and garlic — hummus offers nuances depending where you are and who is making it.

Israeli Food In 2014: Is The Hummusiya The New Banh Mi Shop?

After years of progress the moment has arrived
Apr 22, 2014 9:00 am

It turns out that in the year 2014 Israeli food, as they say, is all happening. We caught up with a pair of chefs, Einat Admony and Michael Solomonov, to find out just how. 

DJ Neil Armstrong Ate Robot Sushi, Went Fishing Inside A Tokyo Restaurant

Epic Instagrammer just got back from Japan. Whoa.
Apr 21, 2014 4:00 pm

DJ Neil Armstrong needs no introduction to hip-hop enthusiasts. He was Jay-Z's touring DJ for all of 2008 and 2009 has shared the stage with the likes of Rihanna, Beyonce, Kanye West, Young Jeezy and Timbaland in a storied career. Neil recently took over our Instagram during a four-week trip to Asia and it turns out that music is not his only flavor. We caught up to discuss how Japan's culinary scene is much more diverse than you might expect. Read on.

We Support Soba: Everything You Need To Know About Japan's Most Underrated Noodle

It's just wrong that ramen gets all the credit
Apr 21, 2014 2:00 pm

Mention “Japanese noodles” to the average person and chances are they’ll assume you’re talking about ramen. And we’re not hating on that. But buckwheat noodles (commonly known by their Japanese name, soba) are healthy, diverse and available at a variety of establishments – from the casual to the extravagant. We sat down with two soba masters to discuss all things buckwheat.

Interview With A Sushi God: Chef Seki On Etiquette, Soy Sauce Usage

He's been in the NYC game for decades
Apr 21, 2014 1:00 pm

No discussion of New York City’s best sushi restaurants is complete without mention of Sushi Seki. Chef Seki recently sat down with us to talk sushi etiquette, differences between American and Japanese preferences and 3 a.m. fish munchies. Read on.

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