Episode 149 – The TLV Street Food Scene

Everybody knows the old joke about Jewish holidays. Basically, all Jewish holidays boil down to: They tried to kill us. We survived. Let’s eat.

Food and Jews is a millennia old romance. And if you visit Israel today, there’s no question that that romance has produced a lot of good food. From the empires of Eyal Shanni, Assaf Granit and Aharoni to the thousands of bistros, hummus shops and falafel stands, Israel is stuffed with delicious food!

And that’s exactly what we’re here to talk about today. Ruthie Edelstein is a tour guide for Delicious Israel (or as they call them, delicious experts). Delicious Israel is an organization that offers personalized walking, travel and cooking tours for foodies seeking the real Israel experience.

We’re thrilled to have Ruthie on the podcast today to talk about some of the tastiest spots in Israel, the colorful people she’s met, how she ended up moving to the Middle East from Sacramento and, whether or not a falafel ball can bring peace to the middle east.

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