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Israel: Recipes and Cuisine

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Jewish culinary traditions often date back to Biblical times. Yet while Jews as a people have endured for over 3000 years, the modern state of Israel is relatively young. That coupled with the instability of the Palestinian conflict, have made it difficult for a truly national Israeli cuisine to develop. Nevertheless, a steady influx of Jewish immigrants from around the world has made for an exotic mix of flavors on the Israeli table and in the street.

Recipes

Israeli Jewish Recipes

Try these recipes from Israel.

Shawarma

Shawarma Recipe (Middle Eastern spiced meat sandwich)

(Middle Eastern spiced meat sandwich)

Falafel

Falafel Recipe (Middle Eastern fried chickpea patties)

(Middle Eastern fried chickpea patties)

Tabouli

Tabouli Recipe (Middle Eastern bulgur and parsley salad)

(Middle Eastern bulgur and parsley salad)

Pita

Baking pita bread

(Mediterranean pocket bread)

Chakchouka

Chakchouka Recipe (North African eggs poached in a pepper ragout)

(North African eggs poached in a pepper ragout)

Taratour

Taratour Recipe (Middle Eastern sesame sauce)

(Middle Eastern sesame sauce)

Latkes

Latkes cooling

(Israeli Jewish potato pancakes)

Challah

Challah Recipe (Israeli Jewish braided Sabbath bread)

(Israeli Jewish braided Sabbath bread)

Lekach

Honey pot

(Israeli Jewish honey cake)

Hamantaschen

Hamantaschen

(Israeli Jewish filled tricorner Purim pastries)

Gundi

(Jewish chickpea and chicken dumplings)

Matzo Brei

Matzo Brei Recipe (Jewish-Israeli fried flatbread and eggs)

(Jewish-Israeli fried flatbread and eggs)

Knaidlach

Knaidlach Recipe (Israeli, Jewish matzo balls in broth)

(Israeli, Jewish matzo balls in broth)