Gourmet restaurants and cafes, internationally celebrated chefs, award-winning wines and chocolates, beers and teas – in the last 20 years Israel has undergone a food revolution. With a population that hails from dozens of countries around the globe, Israel is creating a unique new cuisine that combines fresh, top-quality Mediterranean ingredients with a whole lot of Israeli chutzpah.

ISRAEL21c reporters Viva Press and Ruthie Blum talk to Leon Alcalai – a chef, culinary consultant and cookbook author – and Shir Halpern – a chef, journalist and one of the co-founders of the Farmer’s Market at Tel Aviv Port.


Photo by Yaakov Naumi/Flash90.


In collaboration with Israel 21c