Food in the Mediterranean and the Middle East is a social affair and experience that is meant to be shared. Cooking is an everyday ritual, it’s a way to nourish, to show love, to bring people together, and to express generosity and hospitality. 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 are all classic Middle Eastern and Israeli dishes. This is the food we frequently cook in our kitchen, these are the flavors that connect us back home. We include a short story at the beginning of each recipe, and a list of tips from our years of home cooking, that would hopefully make your own experience easier, enjoyable, and sustainable.