Tag: Israel

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September 18, 2020

By Peg Kern

The History of Baba Ganoush, and a Recipe

Filed Under  Food History, Recipe

We've talked before about eggplant and what an amazing vegetable we think it is, and one of my favorite preparations is in baba ganoush. Also spelled baba ghanoush or baba ghanouj/ganouj/gannuj, this eggplant spread is ridiculously easy to make and exceedingly tasty. Originally a dish of Levantine cuisine (more on that here), its etymology is a bit opaque. "Baba" is an endearment and also the Arabic word for father, while… Read
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September 17, 2020

By Peg Kern

Homemade Hummus and Pita Bread

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There is nothing as easy as homemade hummus, and homemade pita is surprisingly easy as well. I am always amazing when I make it how delicious it turns out. Of course, you could just make the hummus or the pita, but I pretty much always make these two recipes together. You can make pita of course during one of our fabulous cooking vacations, including our Cuisine & Culture of Israel… Read
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September 9, 2020

By Peg Kern

Grilled Lamb Kofta Kebabs with Garlic Yogurt Sauce

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Is it just me, or do you get tired of cooking the same meats all the time? During summer grilling season I cook a lot of hamburgers (my burgers are famous in several states, thank you very much), chicken, and fish. When I'm having company maybe steaks, pork, or sausages and hotdogs. And of course, for holidays I might go all out and smoke ribs or pulled pork. But one… Read
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September 8, 2020

By Peg Kern

A Middle Eastern Dinner: Culinary Travels with TIK

Filed Under  Destination Features, Food History

I found myself craving Middle-Eastern food over the weekend, so I did what I usually do: I decided to make a Middle Eastern dinner! But when my kids asked me what that meant, I found I had trouble answering. "Can it be Middle Eastern food if there is no falafel?" was one question. "I thought that was Greek!" was another comment. So what exactly is "Middle Eastern food"? If the… Read
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April 9, 2020

By Peg Kern

Matzo Ball Soup Recipe

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If you're scrambling to get the soup made for tonight's Passover Seder, don't worry! This Matzo Ball soup is quick and easy, but oh so tasty! We prefer to make it with our own homemade bone broth, but you can substitute store-bock chicken stock - or even vegetable stock if you're cooking for vegetarians. See our culinary tours in Israel. Matzo Ball Soup Serves 4 Prep time: 75 minutes Cook… Read
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February 19, 2020

By Peg Kern

Introducing Our New Israel Culinary Tour

Filed Under  Destination Features, What's Up at TIK

We are thrilled to announce our new culinary tour of Israel! What is Israeli cuisine? Why travel to Israel on a culinary tour? What can you expect on our Israel culinary tours? We'll answer these questions and more! See our Cuisine and Culture of Israel 6-night tour. What is Israeli cuisine? Israeli cuisine is based on thousands of years of history, its location in the Mediterranean basin, and an amazing… Read
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