Fun with pretzels!

I love this: The generic Supersol brand wants you to know all about the awesome fun you can have with pretzel rings. It explains that "pretzel rings are the most fun way to eat from your hands!" "Do you want an idea of how to truly enjoy pretzel rings? Please: put on the rings (and... Continue Reading →

Brand new Bamba for the same old Sabra.

Last week someone introduced me to a brand new concept for the makers of a very old concept: Nougat cream filled-Bamba. Bamba has been around for decades, having been created by Israelis for Israelis. I suppose that's why its maker, Osem, decided to issue a brand-new flavor around the time of Israel's 60th birthday. It's... Continue Reading →

Ma nishtana ha Pessach ha ze?

What makes this Passover different from all other Passovers? It's the first one where I'm making my own seder while combining the traditions I grew up experiencing with someone else and his own traditions. I feel like this is the type of thing we all think about and wonder as kids (ok maybe just those... Continue Reading →

A little thing about home(land) cooking.

There is something so completely special - when you can look past the depressing, lonely, sad aspects - about being an olah in Israel, cooking your family's traditional Passover recipes for your own seder with fellow olim... My grandmother is far far away, but here I am, across the world, continuing her delicious traditions and... Continue Reading →

Today's word: שוקו ולחמניה

It must be Israeli food day at work. They just brought us a classic Israeli snack, and as one coworker remarked, "what are we, in kindergarten?" It's שוקו ולחמניה, a white roll with "shoko b'sakit", or chocolate milk in a bag: I realize how weird that may sound, but I guess that weirdness was broken... Continue Reading →

Nostalgia is like a box of chocolates.

A coworker, upon returning from vacation, brought a box of chocolate to share today, as per the office tradition. I don't think she realized the excitement it would cause; she's an olah like me. We found it very cute to watch the Israelis get excited about her choice: It's a retro-style box of Elite chocolate... Continue Reading →

Israeli Jew on Christmas.

Back home in New York, Christmas for Jews means Chinese food and  going to the movies (apparently). Because I have a TV this year, I can't forget that tonight the rest of the world is celebrating various versions of this holiday. My Australian husband has recalled the Chinese food and movies tradition (which I've actually... Continue Reading →

Israeli turkeyliciousness.

Happy Thanksgiving 2007. As I've done for my last two Israeli Thanksgivings, I went to work today and am planning a big Thanksgiving Friday night Shabbat dinner of juicy Americanness. It wasn't until I had eaten my first slice that I realized the humor in me choosing Mama Oaf turkey slices for lunch today... Actually,... Continue Reading →

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