Sourdough Starter

A sourdough starter is one of those things that always seems like a good idea, and recipes that use them sound and look delicious. The problem is you never have one around when you need it, and when y... Read More

Foolproofing Bread Proofing

Baking bread during the winter months in a cool, drafty kitchen is a particular challenge. Yeast likes a fairly warm environment to do its thing, and trying to proof dough on countertops that register... Read More

Sushi Bar Rechavia

Along Emek Refaim are a motley collection of restaurants ranging from fast food to haute cuisine. Sushi Bar Rechavia trends towards the higher end of the spectrum. My wife and I enjoyed a quiet dinner... Read More

Two Interesting Flavor Combinations

Gelato is an Italian creamy iced confection. It’s more like ice cream with less milkfat and more sugar, not like the Marino’s Italian Ices cup, which is like scraped ice. In Israel, Aldo i... Read More

Selena

Selena is an upscale restaurant on Emek Refaim. If this seems to be a trend in my restaurant posts, well it’s because this is a very popular restaurant street in Jerusalem. We were seated right ... Read More

HaMoshava 54

Moshava 54 is a casual, family-friendly restaurant in the German Colony on Emek Refaim in Jerusalem. The interesting gimmick of Moshav 54 is how the menu  is organized. Rather than the usual appetize... Read More

Lemongrass: Hope Springs Eternal

Machane Yehuda in Yerushalayim is a riot of sound and smell that can be completely overwhelming for anyone their first time there. It is here in this public market that one can find the mundane and th... Read More

Truffle Slicer

I wonder why it took me so long to get a truffle slicer. After all, it is the quintessential piece of high-end kitchen equipment. It is hoity. It is toity. Nothing else screams “food snob”... Read More