Tag: food

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Israeli beef cuts explained; no more freezing hands.

    Finally! After all the guessing and examining and asking and hand-freezing while trying to figure out, I just received an email with a few ways to figure out the Israeli meat-cut system. A Yahoo group called Israel Food compiled a list as seen below. The blogger at Israel Easy took it a step further here. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]