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Buying Wine In Israel: Retail Options

Galilee Travel – Off the ‘Eaten Path’

Surrounding by fertile green pastures ripe with vines holding tiny clumps of blossoming grapes showing only the earliest signs of their meaty fruit and skin, it’s easy to visualize how the Galilean countryside was the setting for Jesus’s miracle of turning water into wine.  While a

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Jacob’s Lentil Stew

When Jacob had cooked stew, Esau came in from the field and he was famished; and Esau said to Jacob, “Please let me have a swallow of that red stuff there,iwc replica watches for I am famished”… But Jacob said, “First sell me your birthright.” Esau

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Wine and Dine at Notre Dame

Notre Dame is no longer just a destination for its guests, but now a stop for wine and cheese enthusiasts thanks to a new rooftop restaurant that serves up a tasty panorama of the city as well. Since the Notre Dame Center Roof Top Wine &

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1890 Restaurant - History

1890 Restaurant – History, Family and Food in Beit Jala

The historic restaurant 1890 in Beit Jala, near Bethlehem is an authentic Palestinian experience. “Up the hill, down the hill and it’s on the right,” exclaimed Georgette Habashi excitedly, co-owner of the historic 1890 Restaurant. The Palestinian family-style restaurant, at two years old, is only

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How to Read a Wine Label

As you begin to learn about wine you might find it confusing reading a wine label whether it’s from Israel or somewhere else.  One reason is labeling laws and designations differ from country to country and sometimes region to region within a country or some

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Discover the Many Tastes of Bethlehem

Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity may be the city’s most visited tourist attraction, but there is no doubt that the  narrow stone streets of Bethlehem’s historic centre offers the tastiest attractions in this historic town renowned as the birthplace of Jesus. Beginning at the edge of

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Exploring the Biblical Kitchen – Fava Beans

On my most recent trip to Israel, I spent some time researching Biblical cuisine for a special recipe section that will appear in my upcoming cookbook, The Shiksa in the Kitchen. In the Holy Land, the setting of this rich culinary history is all around

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Maqluba, Traditional Bedouin Dish

Maqluba is a casserole with rice, lamb or chicken, and eggplant which is commonly served in Bedouin homes. The casserole, after it has finished cooking, is carefully flipped over onto a serving dish and served upside-down. Maqluba in Arabic literally means “upside-down.”     There

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