Welcome to my Israeli table.
I’m Miriam Kresh, writer, cook, and Israeli/American living in Israel. I’m mother to four adult kids, a grandmother, and happily married to Yosef. My son, Levi, often cooks with me. Our home is managed by two neurotic rescue cats, Gandalf the Grey and Lessa. We live in a small apartment in central Israel.
In my professional life, I’m a freelance reporter and food/human interest writer. I have written hundreds of posts, columns and feature articles for The Jerusalem Post, the eco-blog Green Prophet, the Jewish Daily Forward, and other print and online publications. You can view my work on My Clips.
But food is my big passion. In this Mediterranean/Middle Eastern country I’ve called home for forty years, I’ve learned to cook and eat foods I’d never imagined as a young American, like bourekas stuffed with potatoes and mushrooms, lamb ribs with spices and fresh herbs, pilaf of bulgur (cracked wheat) with tomatoes and bell peppers.
Israelis eat brightly colored foods with big flavors. Cilantro, mint, and za’atar. Feta cheese, olive oil and garlic. Those are the flavors we love. Here are dishes to lure your appetite whether you eat meat, fish, vegetarian or vegan. Read through my recipes, and you’ll see.
There’s also a section for my essays and memoirs, where I share my thoughts on Israeli life, people and places I’ve loved, and – washing dishes.
And let’s not forget armchair traveling. Wherever I go, I taste, take notes and photographs, and talk to local people. Read my essay on Guerilla Gardening to catch a glimpse of working men’s pop-up crops in a building site. Or take a walk with me through some shuks – open-air markets.
As of this writing, the blog is new, but it’s filling up with more recipes every week, so keep checking in.
About leaving comments:
I love hearing from you. Please do leave your comments. To find where, click the word Review at the bottom of each recipe, and you’ll see the place to comment.
About the recipes and photographs
All the recipes are kosher. I test every dish you’ll see here.
All the photographs are my own, unless indicated otherwise.
About the copyright
Unless otherwise indicated, all the text and photographs on Mimi’s Israeli Table are copyright to Miriam Kresh. All rights to the text and images on this blog, are reserved, meaning that to use them, you must obtain my written permission. However, feel free to link back to Mimi’s Israeli Table if you wish to mention one of my posts or recipes on your own site.
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It’s all about the color and the heat of Israeli cooking!