Published: December 10, 2019
Culinary Traditions Collide: Where To Find All the Elements of Israeli Cuisine
The cacophony and barrage of shoppers on a Friday afternoon in Jerusalem’s Machane Yehuda market is astounding. Aromatic spices, fresh produce, and just-baked bread and pastries fill the air of the crowded, semi-covered marketplace. The Shuk, as it’s affectionately known to Jerusalemites, is somewhat of a microcosm of Israeli society; a blend of culinary influences from Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East, introduced to the city by Jews, Muslims, and Christians from around the world.