Food and the act of eating in the Mediterranean and the Middle East is a social affair and experience that is meant to be shared. Cooking is an everyday ritual, an expression of generosity, love, and friendship. A casual gathering with family and friends will always include sharing good food and good stories around

one table. 

The (constantly evolving) collection of recipes on this page is classic Middle Eastern and Israeli dishes. The short story at the beginning of each recipe will provide you with some cultural context, and the detailed instructions and tips, that we gathered over years of home cooking, will make your own experience easier, enjoyable, and sustainable.