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Israel: Recipes and Cuisine

Israelis praying at the Western (Wailing) Wall

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.

Chakchouka

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

(North African eggs poached in a pepper ragout)

Challah

Challah Recipe (Israeli Jewish braided Sabbath bread)

(Israeli Jewish braided Sabbath bread)

Falafel

Falafel Recipe (Middle Eastern fried chickpea patties)

(Middle Eastern fried chickpea patties)

Gundi

(Jewish chickpea and chicken dumplings)

Hamantaschen

Hamantaschen

(Israeli Jewish filled tricorner Purim pastries)

Knaidlach

Knaidlach Recipe (Israeli, Jewish matzo balls in broth)

(Israeli, Jewish matzo balls in broth)

Latkes

Latkes cooling

(Israeli Jewish potato pancakes)

Lekach

Honey pot

(Israeli Jewish honey cake)

Matzo Brei

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

(Jewish-Israeli fried flatbread and eggs)

Pita

Baking pita bread

(Mediterranean pocket bread)

Shawarma

Shawarma Recipe (Middle Eastern spiced meat sandwich)

(Middle Eastern spiced meat sandwich)

Tabouli

Tabouli Recipe (Middle Eastern bulgur and parsley salad)

(Middle Eastern bulgur and parsley salad)