Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Shopping the Shuk in Israel Reveals More than Fresh Fruit

Shopping the Shuk in Israel Reveals More than Fresh Fruit
It never fails. When I visit a family owned farm, an unpretentious winery, a farmers' market or a neighborhood cafe that celebrates local ingredients I ALWAYS taste something that wows me. When I take any of these paths when I travel, I always feel more connected to that place. Most importantly, these c...


Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Chicken Tagine Sure to Warm Winter Nights

Chicken Tagine Sure to Warm Winter Nights
After tasting Einat Admony's Spicy Chicken Tagine over couscous at Kish Kash in NYC, I had to ask for the recipe to share with you. If you're looking for crispy and flavorful chicken that would be easy to make for a crowd on New Year's Eve or over winter break, throw this one in your oven....


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Kish Kash: Authentic Couscous in NYC

Kish Kash: Authentic Couscous in NYC
Here's a bit of warming winter advice if you're chillin' in NYC this season: Forget everything you know (and probably don't like) about boxed couscous. Now head over to the west village to warm up in Israeli superstar chef, Einat Admony's intimate restaurant called Kish Kash. You'll find a bright and casua...


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Molly Yeh’s Falafel Recipe Brings Brightness to January

Molly Yeh’s Falafel Recipe Brings Brightness to January

Taim means flavor but more specifically, YUMMMM. We use it when we take a bite and can only summon one word to express how utterly delicious that bite is. TAIM!

So it makes perfect sense that the best falafel in NYC is served at a place with a name that encapsulates how perfectly balanced, fried and...



Tuesday, January 10, 2017

12 Guest Chefs Bring Star Power to Street Food

12 Guest Chefs Bring Star Power to Street Food

I know I promised you more on my noshing adventures in Israel (watch for it next week) but suddenly I realized that I have neglected to share something BIG with you falafel lovers living here in the USA! In September, Chef Einat Admony of Taim, Balaboosta, Bar Bolonat and Top Chef fame kicked off a 12 mont...



Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Dining at Balaboosta with an Expert

Dining at Balaboosta with an Expert

Last week, I received an invitation from Naama Shefi, Israeli food specialist and past Director of Public Programs and Events at the Consulate General of Israel in NYC. She asked me to join her at Balaboosta in Nolita, NYC, for lunch with a dozen strangers who had signed up to eat with her and learn more abou...