Zum Thema: food

Students Win Award for Bee-Free Honey

One team of Israeli students has won the gold medal for their efforts to produce honey, without bees. The team from the Technion Institute of Technology entered the iGEM competition, or International Genetically Engineered Machine, which takes place in Boston where 300 teams took part. The competition takes place annually since 2004, and it is… […]

Where Has All the Butter Gone? 

Cookies and croissants eaters across Israel are suffering, as the butter shortage trudges on. Since the start of the year, barely any butter can be seen on supermarket shelves. Big companies like Tnuva and Strauss, the two largest domestic dairy producers, are under pressure, yet are in standstill until the government makes a move, providing… […]

Israelis are Overweight and Dying Sooner

 A recent report from the OECD has shown an increase in Israel’s obesity statistics. The report shows that 50.9% of Israelis are overweight, and 35% of them are children. The report also shares that the additional weight might be the cause for shortening their lifespan, by about 3.3 years. For the half of Israelis who… […]

Israelis are Overweight and Dying Sooner

 A recent report from the OECD has shown an increase in Israel’s obesity statistics. The report shows that 50.9% of Israelis are overweight, and 35% of them are children. The report also shares that the additional weight might be the cause for shortening their lifespan, by about 3.3 years. For the half of Israelis who… […]

Chickpea Milk Enters Plant-Based Market

The newest superfood is rising to stardom, and the next generation of vegan protein is here. With no surprise from the Israeli startup world, it is inspired by none other than hummus. InnovoPro is the Israeli company which extracted 70% protein from the chickpea, labeled CP-Pro70. The protein is nutritional, has no aftertaste, and can… […]

Mindful Food Apps Hope to Change Consumption Mindset

About 2.5 million tons of food is wasted in Israel annually. While only half is considered rescuable, its value sits at about $2 billion dollars. With a clear gap in the market and a socio-economic need for change, a pair of cousins Elie Fischer and Laetitia Jessner were inspired to launch SpareEat. The Israeli developed… […]

Tel Aviv Steps into Luxury Food World

Israeli cuisine is stepping into the global spotlight, as six restaurants were recently awarded at the World Luxury Restaurants Awards in St. Petersburg, Russia. The awards are in their fourth year, and winners are voted on by over 100,000 guests, travelers and industry professionals. The six restaurants awarded are Aria, Milgo Milbar, Herbert Samuel, Chloelys, Hola,… […]

Robot Roams Israeli Supermarkets

A robot is roaming Israel’s largest supermarket chain, and its eyes are set on coffee and chips, two examples of items in high demand. Built by Trax and named Yigal, the robot was built in cooperation with Shufersal to review and restock inventory, especially for items with daily high turnover rates. The robot analyzes real… […]

Supermarket Trends and Spends in Israel

If there’s one thing everyone in the Middle East can agree on, it’s a love of food. Recently, the Central Bureau of Statistics proved just how much, by running a report to show the metrics of food spending habits in Israel. After surveying over 9,000 Israelis, including Arabs and Jews, they found a few trends… […]

Pickled Mango Hits Global Cuisine Scene

You might love it, you might hate it; but amba sauce, or pickled mango, is making its way multi-dimensionally around the world. Amba can be described as a burst of emotional layers of flavor with one bite, and is commonly made from mangoes, vinegar, mustard, turmeric, fenugreek and salt. Perhaps its origins help create such… […]

Desert Truffles are the New Cash Crop

The Ramat HaNegev Desert Agriculture Center has grown a new, luxurious and exquisite truffle, one which they claim costs almost as much as silver – and about four times more than uranium. The newest desert truffle sells for about $120 per pound and is priced highly, as other truffles, due to their difficultly to cultivate.… […]

Israeli law revised to feed needy

With over two million Israelis living beneath the poverty line, and just about a third of the country’s food being thrown into the trash, there is one major issue blocking the creation of a sustainable solution – the legal system. For restaurants, event halls, hotels and other food institutions, who could potentially donate unused food… […]

Israeli Water Crisis Strikes Again

Pray for rain and ration your water. Take shorter showers and don’t water your gardens. Save the Kinneret! Most people with Israel in their periphery have heard these phrases, which had become a deeply ingrained belief in Israel’s relationship with water, or lack thereof. A decade ago, the Israeli government started an awareness campaign called… […]

Israeli Schools Require Healthy Food

The new school year in Israel is starting off healthy thanks to new government regulations put in place by the Ministry of Health. A recently signed provision requires afternoon programs and kindergartens to serve nutritious food, and provide educational context surrounding it. The new program begins at the perfect time to instill healthy eating habits… […]

Urban Garden Sprouts on Shopping Mall

Imagine stopping by your local mall for a new pair of shoes, a dress, and a few heads of the freshest lettuce you’ve ever tasted. Sprouting atop the parking garage in the most central and commercial shopping mall in Tel Aviv, sits exactly what you would least expect –  a beautiful green garden, blooming with… […]

Tel Aviv High School Joins Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

Say goodbye to burekas, rugelach, processed meat, and soda. Say thank you to Jamie Oliver, the well known British “Naked Chef”, who for years has been working towards revolutionizing the way public school systems supply food to our children. His ultimate goal is to create cost effective ways to bring healthier food options onto our… […]

Tel Aviv Culinary Scene is the Best in the World

Claiming any city has the best culinary scene in the world is a substantial statement, and is determined by a few major foodie factors – the food, the service and the overall scene. In Israel, the quality of all three are on an exponential rise, and thanks to Mediterranean influence, Israel’s food scene has always… […]

Arab and Israeli Foodies Cook to Inspire Coexistence

Gear up for an Arabic food festival unlike any other. Over 45 chefs from the four quarters – Muslim, Christian, Druze, and Jewish. Culinary superstars from across the region will gather in Haifa for a 3-day food festival, not only to share their expertise in satisfying appetites, but also to stand together to support Haifa… […]

Take a bite of Haifa

Haifa, Israel’s big city between the Mediterranean and Mount Carmel is an up and coming destination for tourists. A new special sightseeing tour is aimed to show that Haifa has much more to offer than the visit of the famous Bahai Gardens: With the Haifa Street Food tours you can experience the city with your… […]