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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 […]

Hubs el Tabun

March 24, 2012


As I put the final touches on my soon-to-be-published book – Breaking Bread in Galilee – A Culinary Journey into the Promised Land – bread seems to be looming large in my consciousness.   Yesterday, on a particularly enjoyable visit with the Murad family in Kfar Manda, I was lucky enough to watch Samakh baking hubs […]

A Tabun is Born – Continued

April 17, 2011


Building our tabun was an elaborate process which involved the contributions of a number of people.  And it’s in this kind of project where you discover the blessing of having good friends.  Ron’s friend and work colleague Mahmoud Nassar oversaw the project.  He guided Ron and our friend Tzvika in how to shape and weld […]

A Tabun is Born

March 27, 2011


For a long time, Ron has wanted to build a “tabun” in our yard.  Tabun isn’t exactly the most precise term for what he wants – but the common denominator between a traditional “tabun” and what we will make is that they are both wood-burning ovens fashioned from a mixture of local clay and straw. […]

Bread baked over fire

February 4, 2011


There is something about the Western Galilee that enchants me.  The landscape is so rugged and pristine,  and it seems like the spirits of Crusaders are still hovering in the air.  There are villages here that are particularly isolated from mainstream Israeli life, and one of them is Fassuta.  It is populated by Christian Arabs […]

A Day in Deir el Assad

January 9, 2011


By happy coincidence, a friend invited me to join a cooking class she was going to, to be held by a woman living in Deir el Assad, an Arab village that is built into the mountains opposite Carmiel, in the Upper Galilee. And just as fortuitously, I happened to be free this morning, and able to […]

Culinary Tours of the Galilee Launched!

February 23, 2009


How pleased I am that Culinary Tours of the Galilee has been officially launched, and in such an auspicious way.  Over one week, I led two groups, both through the US Embassy, thanks to my wonderful new colleague and friend Bob, who is officially in charge of the general wellbeing of the embassy staff, but […]