Persian Green Rice with Broad Beans (sabzi polo)

April 20, 2011

Israel is not its usual self during the month of Passover. It’s the same country but a bit more stressed out; shopping centers are crowded, cleaning products are selling like hot cakes (or matza?) and the to-do list grows longer by the second. Tamar Rotem puts it into perspective in her aptly titled article, The […]

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Kurdish Sour Rice

December 12, 2009

In the Kurdish region of Northern Iraq, the Eastern Mediterranean, throughout the area of the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia and into Persia the diet relies heavily on green herbs and vegetables, everything from dandelions, arum, mallow, green onions, Swiss chard and any edible plant which grows wild or can be bought at the markets are […]

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Flying Kites at the End of the World

November 9, 2009

“A desert rose from Vegas to nowhere….” is always the song that runs through my head whenever we head south to the Negev, except here I should change the song to “A desert rose from Dimona to nowhere”. Dimona is a peripheral town which the government and the rest of Israel seem to forget, left […]

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Cooking up Memories

September 20, 2009

In search of a little pot I never really thought of investing in a cast iron pot just for camp cooking as it seemed a bit extravagant just for a little overnight trip until I met Rami Gilboa and his wife, Dorit. Up until now we would use a little gas stove to warm up […]

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Cherry Season in Israel

June 25, 2009

It is cherry season in Israel and I almost missed it, how could it be that I didn’t notice the ruby red fruits at the super market? When I went to the shuk in Tel Aviv all I saw were mounds of cherries, from bright red sour cherries, to deep purple and even swirled apricot […]

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