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Category: Art & Performance

Chefs, Paper, Scissors

An exhibition of portraits on paper of Jerusalem’s prominent culinary figures During the European Renaissance, anyone who was anyone had their portraits painted by artists such as Michelangelo or Leonardo da Vinci. In contemporary Israel, you know you have made it when you get your portrait done on a piece of paper by Efrat (Hasson) […]

Bon Voyage

Now l should like to tell the dockside tales of Bahia. Old sailors who mend sails, pilots of sloops, tattooed blacks, rogues, all know these stories and these songs. I would hear them on moonlight nights on the Market wharf, in fairs, in small ports around the bay, next to huge Swedish ships at the […]

Return to Fink’s

A Tribute to “Fink” Smooth your skirts and give your ties a tug: The Tower of David Museum and the OpenRestaurants Festival bring you back to the wild nights at Fink’s Bar-Restaurant. The original furniture, the bottles, the art works on the walls, the old vinyl records, the guestbook with its yellowing pages, and even […]

A Feast for the Eyes

A Conversation and Encounter with Chefs in the Spirit of The Mixed Media Cookbook Keren Bar-Gil The Mixed Media Cookbook is no ordinary cookbook. It contains no recipes with romantic photographs of pie sprinkled with powdered sugar. Keren Bar-Gil’s book, which was published last summer, is not like anything you have ever seen before. It […]

How Do You Say “Rock ’n’ Roll” in Vegan?

How do the sounds we hear, the people we follow, and the online groups we join affect the food we eat? Everyone knows by now that the vegan revolution left its trendiness behind long ago and is now mainstream. For millions of people, it is a way of life. In the global village where everyone […]

With the Couscous and the Pinafore

Seventy Years of Israeli Food and Fashion A nation’s fashion is not the result of coincidence. It stems from the nation’s sense of style, its native climate, the practical necessities of its day-to-day lifestyle, and the ingredients that grow and are processed in its country’s landscape . — Fini Leitersdorf (Israeli fashion designer, 1906–1986) Chef Assaf […]