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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

(North African eggs poached in a pepper ragout)

Challah

(Israeli Jewish braided Sabbath bread)

Falafel

(Middle Eastern fried chickpea patties)

Gundi

(Jewish chickpea and chicken dumplings)

Knaidlach

(Israeli, Jewish matzo balls in broth)

Latkes

(Israeli Jewish potato pancakes)

Lekach

(Israeli Jewish honey cake)

Pita

(Mediterranean pocket bread)

Shawarma

(Middle Eastern spiced meat sandwich)

Tabouli

(Middle Eastern bulgur and parsley salad)