“Welcome to Israel! Something to eat/drink?”
If you’ve spent even the smallest amount of time in the Holy Land, you may have picked up on the Middle Eastern hospitality, centered around hot drinks and food.
Jews love to eat and those in Israel are no exception. With immigrants from countries around the world, the cuisine itself is as diverse as the people, with unlimited food offerings available. And despite a plethora of differences with Israel’s neighbors, food is the furthest from one of them.
With so many of its citizens originating in Arab countries and fleeing to Israel before and after 1948, Israelis are huge consumers of the same foods that the surrounding countries love: chumus, falafel, pita,...