Vegan soldiers force change in IDF menu

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Following October protest, army says it will add foods such as lentil patties to soldiers’ diet As a result of an October protest by vegan soldiers who said the army menu didn’t suit their diet – which eschews not only meat and fish but dairy products as well – the Israel Defense Forces has announced […]

December 26, 2014
HistoryOliveOil Evidence of 8,000-year-old olive oil found in Galilee

Pottery fragments uncovered by archaeologists suggest olive oil was used in Israel in the Copper Age; it is the most ancient indication yet of oil production in the country. Remains of 8,000-year-old olive oil were uncovered in the lower Galilee during an Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) excavation. The rare findings, the IAA explained, are the […]

December 18, 2014
Screen Shot 2014-12-18 at 1.32.36 PM The 10 best sufganiyot in Israel, 2014 edition

It’s been years since there was only one kind of Hanukkah doughnut — the kind filled with strawberry jam and topped with powdered sugar — though that traditional style is still a favorite. Haaretz staffers and friends risked heartburn and their waistlines to find Israel’s best deep-fried dough bombs with which to celebrate the miracle […]

December 18, 2014
TLVBBQ ‘Come on in’

Tel Aviv’s Texas BBQ is not quite Texas, but it’s pretty darn good. There are articles in every reporter’s career they are not prepared to write – they haven’t done their homework, they don’t understand the issue, and they don’t know where to begin. Then there are stories the reporter has trained their whole life […]

December 12, 2014
IkaChocolate Israeli chocolatier takes gold at international competition with zaatar truffle

You sprinkle it on pizza, pita and humous, but would you ever try zaatar with your chocolate? One Israeli company has taken that unlikely combination all the way to victory at the world final of this year’s International Chocolate Awards in London. Ika Chocolate, a three-year-old boutique confectionery headquartered in Tel Aviv, took a rare […]

December 2, 2014
Wild_turkey_eastern_us-635x357 Israelis gobble up more turkey than anyone, thanks in part to ‘pastrami’

In the United States, the consumption of a succulent bird for Thanksgiving’s holiday feast is so ubiquitous that the festival is often referred to as “Turkey Day. But in Israel, every day is turkey day – with the country leading the world in per capita consumption of turkey. Statistics from Israel’s turkey industry, Agriculture Ministry […]

November 26, 2014