The food in Israel sucks! (My opinion) What's yours?


Nov 21st, 2000, 02:55 PM
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Since traveling to the "Holly Land" is something very popular right now... But we all are so eager to taste some good, typical CHEESECAKE... here is a recipe I got from my friend Bracha in Israel. It's a no-flour cake, but easy to make. She calls it Lili's Cheesecake:
You need:
5 eggs
2 Lb. soft cheese (Ricotta will do)
2 table-spoon Corn Flour
1 cup of sugar
1 to 1.5 tea-spoon Vanilla extract
Add ingredient one by one SLOWLY, using a mixer, and mix patiently until all well mixed into a very smooth mix.
Pour into a 10" pan (NON-greased) and put in a pre-heated (270-280 degrees, a bit lower than a regular cake) oven until it raises quite a bit and becomes gold in color.
In the meantime, prepare the "frosting":
Mix 2 cups of sour-cream and 2 table-spoons of sugar in a mixer.
When the cake seems ready, take out of the oven, spread over the frosting, nice and smooth, and put back into the oven which is OFF, but still warm, for a few HOURS... Let the cake cool down together with the oven, before storing in the fridge.
You can serve with Chocolate syrup, or Strawberry jam, or a baked apple or...
I am going to have my wife try it over the weekend, but I'll be happy to hear your comments also.
Bon Apetite. Beteavon (in Hebrew).
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Jul 9th, 2001, 11:31 AM
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Well, I've spent quite a bit of time in Israel, living nearby in Turkey for the past several years. Maybe it's just because Turkish food is generally so good, but I found food in Israel to generally be AWEFUL myself. Like Susan above, I found myself paying way too much money for food I considered barely edible on numerous occasions and 'home style' meals in fancy restaurants and hotels, while satisfactory, just seemed to have something missing as for flavor. Luckily, I adore humous, and since I find it so rarely where I live, I was able to eat cheap and keep happy by surviving on that through most of my trip.
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Feb 16th, 2002, 05:13 PM
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Now I know how old myths survive! I'm getting ready to take my 3rd trip to Israel and am actually looking forward to the food. Although I'm a regular steak and 'tatoes gal, I could easily become a vegetarian in Israel -- or a piece of schnietzel! The street food is wonderful, and on my second trip, I called it my humus tour, because I tried it at a different restaurant at least once a day. I just can't get used to Israeli breakfasts -- I'm a coffee and cigarette type of day starter!
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Aug 16th, 2002, 08:35 PM
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All those foods you described as israeli are in fact Arabic dishes. Leben, shawerma, hummus, falafel etc. All Arabic. And those burekas? Fatayir in Arabic. I don't mean to inject politics, but the truth must be told. Enjoy your vacations.
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Aug 18th, 2002, 03:05 PM
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I am sorry, but the best cheesecake in the world is at the Carnegie Deli.
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Aug 18th, 2002, 06:05 PM
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They are not necessarily "Arabic" dishes, but middle eastern. A Christian, Jew or Muslim eats the same food in the middle east.
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Aug 29th, 2002, 05:26 PM
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This is for all of you who liked the food. We will be in Jerusalem on my husband's birthday and I am looking for a special restaurant to celebrate. We would llike to skip the felafel and eastern European brisket and try somehting a little more exotic, but kosher.Any suggestions?
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Aug 31st, 2002, 03:52 AM
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Aug 31st, 2002, 08:35 PM
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Food is Isreal is something to put in one's mouth between cigarettes.
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