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Wheat, and Zaatar, to the Mill

May 2, 2014


I’ve started to research in earnest for the paper I’m going to present at the Oxford Symposium this summer.  The subject of the symposium is markets, and I will talk about the market in Nazareth as a site of pilgrimage, not just for Christians visiting the site(s) where the Annunciation is believed to have taken […]

Breaking Bread in Galilee

May 3, 2012


I consider it very auspicious timing, that my new book – Breaking Bread in Galilee – A Culinary Journey into the Promised Land – has entered the world during the height of spring.  These days, there is gold everywhere you look, in vast waves of wheat stalks rolling in the breeze, or shorn and flattened […]

The Spices of South India

February 15, 2010


I just had the tremendous good fortune of being able to spend over two weeks traveling with a friend in the South Indian state of Kerala.  Among the many extraordinary experiences we had, I was particularly enthralled with the tea and spice growing mountainous region around the town of Kumily, that borders Tamil Nadu.  The […]

This Month’s “Fun Day”

December 1, 2009


As part of the tradition that my friend Miriam and I try and uphold, which is to devote the first Tuesday of every month for a “fun day” (a practice which I highly recommend), we spent this lovely winter day exploring the Carmel Mountains.  Such a day typically comprises elements of culture, shopping and eating, […]