The stunningly photographed and beautifully narrated book is part travel guide, part culinary tour, and part history lesson. Rothfeld takes the reader through the diverse, vibrant, and buzzing contemporary food scene in Israel- visiting farmers, cooks, markets, chefs, and restaurants to reveal an inspiring culinary culture, steeping with tradition.
In between photographs of the sweeping landscape, portraits, and bright dishes, there is a wide range of recipes (from Fattoush Salad to Zahara to Stuffed Cabbage Cake); alongside Rothfeld’s stories of his time spent in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, The North, The South, and Jerusalem. Rothfeld’s descriptions of the people, flavors, land, and Israel’s rich and jaded past, make Israel Eats a welcome and refreshing take on the travel cookbook. A great addition for any Middle Eastern/Mediterranean food lover and cook.∆