Dana Kessler

Dana Kessler has written for Maariv, Haaretz, Yediot Aharonot, and other Israeli publications. She is based in Tel Aviv.

That New Kebab Joint’s Secret Ingredient? A Beloved Cult Star

Israelis love Avi Bitter’s melodramatic music and underground films. Now they can meet him while they try his recipes.

A New Chapter for the Family Whose Name Has Stood for Knives in Israel for Generations

After more than 75 years in business, the Lublinsky family opens a new flagship store to replace its iconic Tel Aviv knife shop

From Souvlaki to Eggplant Salad, Greek Cuisine Is on the Rise in Israel

A new restaurant, a cookbook, and a revived market point to the growing popularity of Balkan food, which has a long history here

Israeli Poet Chronicles Vietnamese Exodus

Vaan Nguyen, child of Vietnamese refugees, is one of Israel’s rising stars

Brooklyn BBQ Finds Its Way to Jaffa

At Pundak De-Luxe, all the food is locally sourced—even the pork

Transforming the Dead Sea’s Salt Into a Gourmet Seasoning

An Israeli company works with a Palestinian factory to create salt infused with flavors like rosemary, jalapeño, or red wine

At The Israel Museum, the Menu Mirrors the Art

The museum restaurant serves dishes inspired by artists like Jackson Pollock

A Literary-Culinary Connection: Dishes Inspired by Israeli Novelists

A lecture series in Jerusalem cooks up recipes based on the work of Meir Shalev, Chaim Nachman Bialik, and others

Tel Aviv Fashion Week: High Fashion, High Drama

After a year-long hiatus, the Holy Land’s fashion festival begins this weekend

Israeli Artist Under Fire at Moroccan Cultural Festival

Keren Cytter becomes lightning rod in country’s debate over Israel

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