The Language of Food in Israel

The Language of Food in Israel

The language of food in Israel is like a symphony of flavors, textures, colors, ingredients and more. It’s love and age old traditions.

Taste of Israel

When I learned I was going to Israel as one of seven international guest bloggers invited by Taste of Israel and Stand With Us, I had no idea what to expect with food.  

Food Culture in Israel

Oh, yes, I knew some dishes like hummus (which I pronounced ‘hum-us’ and only to find out in Israel it’s ‘hooooo-mus’) and falafel.

The Language of Food in Israel

Street Food in Israel

But I had NO idea whatsoever of the diversity of the foods that I would be experiencing!  Yes, street food. And, this is where I first tasted the iconic shakshuka. 

Coming home, I created my version of this dish using more of the beautiful ingredients, like olives, that I loved seeing in the souks. 

Healthy Israeli Food

From the peasant cooking with Nora in the Druze village in Haifa and street food in Jerusalem to the exclusive and chic restaurants of the Mater Chef Israel judges, Hiam Cohen and Jonathan Rushfeld in Tel Aviv and the extravagant food at the Dan Hotels, my palate was exploding for about 104 hours of my life!  

Every couple of hours we were eating, and surprisingly, I longed for the pangs of hunger, which never came! And, the beautiful thing about this food. Most all of it was healthy. The ingredients were natural. Oh, yes, we had our treats and sweets, but the meals are full of nutrition.

Israeli Food Recipes

Oh, yes, I returned and created my versions of some of my favorite dishes. Hummus. Shakshuka. Beef. Granola!

Popular Food in Israel

Come languish in the photos of the popular food in Israel. Most all of which I either tasted and/or ate. You will be drooling, I hope!

Just click the photos in this post, and you’ll be on my magic carpet in Israel. For the very first time, I’m tasting ‘Shakshouka’. What an experience. Authentic shakshouka!

The language of food is universal. You need no translators.

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  1. Visually stunning and I the evocative music has me yearning to learn more! What an amazing experience – I hope you’re going to do a future post with descriptions of the food and spices that you tasted.

    1. Oh, yes, I’ll be adding more recipes and posts on the food, spices, ingredients…if you ever have the chance to visit Israel Priscilla, consider yourself blessed…what an experience!! Thank you for enjoying the food luv!! xo

  2. Ally, I watched your Shakshouka video earlier and I’m going to watch your Language of Food video again just to listen to the music and TRY to imagine the taste-bud trip you experienced. Wow! SO, so incredible and so glad YOU were one of the ones picked to truly appreciate the color, the variety, the presentations, the spices, the… everything!!!

    1. Oh, Kim! Only you can appreciate the music…finding it was special b/c the photos needed to have more imagination for the buds…I love how your comments spur me on to greater imagination, my luv!! xoxo

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