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Coffee with a side of rockets

On Thursday evening, my city came under rocket fire for the first time since the Gulf War 20 years ago. Now, we’re in the Middle East here, but I’ve generally tried to avoid politics on my blog. But writing about food seems a little frivolous at the moment when the …

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Our newest addition

Our little Tel Aviv household has a new addition — our first child, baby Danny, born nearly two weeks ago. He won’t be eating any of my cooking just yet, at least not directly. Now in theory you could expect me to disappear offline for a few weeks, if not …

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How I adapted my blog to Google’s recipe search

Disclaimer: This is likely of interest primarily to other food bloggers. Those who follow tech news may have heard of Google’s new recipe search, which was launched two weeks ago. Google has created a tab to search specifically for recipes, much like its searches for photos or news. The catch? …

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Thai papaya salad

It’d been a while since we dared to enter the Carmel Market on a late Friday afternoon. At that hour the shook is packed, so crowded you can barely move. The first sign it was late in the day (as if we needed one) was when I went to my …

Israeli blogger meet-up

Last week, I had the fortune to meet another two dozen English-language bloggers in Israel. Here’s my belated wrap-up. The event, hosted by fellow food blogger Sarah Melamed of Foodbridge, was the second by this group, and was organized by Miriam Kresh of Israeli Kitchen (another food blog!) and Hannah …

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Lag Ba’omer: Food you can stick in the bonfire

Tonight is Lag Ba’omer, the bonfire holiday, and the air will soon be thick with the smell of smoke. One of the possible interpretations for the holiday is that it marks the Bar Kochba rebellion in 132 C.E., which failed and led to the Romans destroying the Jewish settlement in …

Cafe Liz featured on Foodie BlogRoll Finest Foodies Friday

Cafe Liz was picked as one of the five featured blogs in the Foodie BlogRoll‘s May 8 edition of Finest Foodies Friday. Needless to say, I’m honored. So if you’re new here courtesy of Finest Foodies Friday, then welcome to my blog, and here’s a quick introduction (beyond Jenn’s quick …

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Happy Independence Day!

Today is Israel’s Independence Day. Like all Jewish holidays, it starts in the evening, which means it makes an excellent opportunity for fireworks. We celebrated with a picnic on our roof. For whatever reason, every municipality has its own display or two, and since Gush Dan is so crowded with …

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Cafe Liz goes kosher for Passover

Cafe Liz is going kosher for Passover: I’ve cleaned the kitchen and thrown out last year’s matzo. Oh, and I’ve also gone through all my recipes, and pulled out the ones that suit the holiday, based on both Ashkenazi and Sephardi traditions. Kosher for Passover recipes by Sephardi standards Kosher …

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New photo-based archive of posts and recipes

After much struggling with PHP, I’ve finally made a photo-based archives page, where you can find all my food photos with links to the corresponding recipes and posts. After all, my suspicions tell me most people are here for the photos anyway, so what better way to enjoy them than …