In Pursuit of Heavenly Hummus

You haven’t really tasted hummus until you savour it the way Galya Sarner makes it. She’s nothing if not a hummus aficionado, which comes from decades of eating and making it to perfection.  It’s one of her specialities and over the years her version of this spread, made from cooked, mashed chickpeas and other tasty…

Israeli Food Attracting Greater Media Attention

In recent years, international interest in Israeli cuisine has grown considerably. From visitors to Israel discovering and savouring the county’s rich food offerings to new Israeli restaurants opening in many countries to the success of Israeli cook books, Israel’s culinary feats are attracting more attention and acclaim. The media is rife with articles on the…

The Friday Night Special

According to centuries-old Jewish tradition, dinner on Friday is different from the other days of the week. This is due, in part, to the onset of the Sabbath at sundown. Most Jewish families, whether religious or secular, and no matter how crazy everyone’s schedules are on other days, try to eat together on Friday evening….

A Culinary Journey

Galya comes to her food prowess quite naturally, part of a time-honoured family tradition passed down from one generation to the next. As a young girl in Jerusalem, she learned through osmosis by way of her mother and grandmother. Both attached great importance to the role of food in the life of a family.  Both…

Why I Started This Blog

With great excitement, I’m now joining the blogosphere. For my first blog, I’m focusing on something close to home that I hope will be of interest to anyone who likes to learn about great food in general, and Israeli food in particular. Long married to an Israeli master of Israeli food, Galya Sarner, and having…