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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.

Published: December 18, 2019

Israel as Emerging Wine Region

Published February 25, 2020

Exploring Israel’s Top Chefs with Yehuda Nahar

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Published: March 1, 2020

Exploring the Rise of Israeli Cuisine with Chef, TV Host, and Food Industry Maven Mike Colameco

In this interview, Wines of Israel sits down with chef Mike Colameco—a forty-five year veteran of the restaurant industry and the host of the television show “Mike Colameco’s Real Food,” which just filmed a series of episodes in Israel—to discuss the exploding popularity of Israeli cuisine, the rise of the country’s wines, and Mike’s culinary and vinous adventures in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Published: December 5, 2019

Discovering the Wines of Israel: One Sommelier’s Reflection

What is Wine?
"A glass of wine is like a time capsule. When you experience it you can sense the story of the grapes and the land, sometimes you can even smell the soil they grew on. You can feel the moment the winemaker said 'you are ready' and started harvesting.”

- Roni Soslove, Israeli Winemaker
Published: January 31, 2020

Ask A Chef: How Israel is Influencing America’s Culinary Scene

Israeli cuisine has hit its stride in the United States. From street food like falafel and shawarma to refined ingredients and delicacies found in the open-air markets of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Israeli influences are showing up on tables around America. And where there’s great food, there’s great wine.

Published: February 20, 2020