Food & Beverages

19Apr 2018

Happy Independence Day and Shabbat Shalom!

Today is Israel’s 70th birthday and the day they commemorate their Independence as a nation. All across Israel, there are families and friends gathered together in backyards, at the beach and at parks having their own Braii celebrating Independence Day! (The above picture is credited to : Hadas Parush/Flash 90) We found a unique recipe that […]

05Apr 2018

Last Day of Passover and All that Matzah!

Tonight is the last evening of Passover and by tomorrow, Friday evening, Passover will be complete for another year. It seems inevitable that there will be boxes of extra matzah sitting around that didn’t get eaten. So what to do with it all? Well, we can’t help you with ALL of them but may we […]

07Aug 2017

A wee dram of Milk & Honey

Israel is the land of Milk and Honey – and I am not speaking about biblical references!  It is all about the single malt whisky. Known as “the water of life”, Israel is about to join a small, elite group of countries that is licensed to distill whiskey.  Not bad for a desert dwelling country! […]

11May 2017

What’s Brewing in Israel ?

South Africans love their beer as do Israelis. While ancient Israel may well have been known as “The land of Milk and Honey”, modern Israel could well be on the way to becoming “the land of hops and barley”. Israel’s bludgeoning boutique beer industry is foaming at the brim. “Our goal”, says brewmaster David Cohen, founder of Dancing […]

09May 2017

The Great Braai Off

South Africa vs Israel South Africa evokes in many of us the visuals of sunshine, big five species animals, rugby and of course, braaivleis! South Africans love to braai. Give us a pair of tongs, some delicious boerewors, a chop or two and a Castle lager (or insert preferred brand of beer here) and we […]

27Apr 2017

Sweet Surrender

Israelis get their just desserts It is a universally acknowledged truth that however full after the main course there is always room for a dessert. Of course, the more prudent might dispute this and feel the need to either eat less or dispense with one course altogether. Admittedly these are tough choices! Will one skip […]

02Apr 2017

Cuisine – Challah

A Twist in the Tale A real give-away as to our South African roots is to ask for a ‘kitke’. Appearing exclusively in South Africa’s Yiddish lexicon, it begs the question: What is the origin of the word? Don’t look to the Poles, for while apparently, there is a Polish word ‘kitke’ meaning “twisted”, this […]

02Apr 2017

Food for Thought

Hamburger instead of Falafel Challenging the traditional Israeli ‘street food’ of falafel and shawarma were two South African who introduced the first Israeli hamburgers. In 1982, Ron Lapid and Barry Scop established Burger Ranch that became one of Israel’s leading consumer chains Burger Ranch broke through the tradition of the traditional Oriental food, by supplying […]