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Israel’s Melting Pot Is on The Stove, in the Oven

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/passover/article/israels_melting_pot_is_on_the_stove_in_the_oven_20090325

As the melting pot of the Jewish people, Israel has produced a melting pot of Jewish and world cuisines. Through historical narratives, vibrant illustrations of local eateries and practical recipes, Janna Gur’s recent “The Book of New Israeli Food” (Schocken, 2008) captures the story of Israeli food coming into its own as the fusion of Ashkenazi and Sephardi, the exile and Zion, the old and the new.

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