Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Food, glorious food

Currently sipping a freshly squeezed pomegranate juice, I wanted to tell you about some of the wonderful food experiences I've had here in Israel.
The food in general is just great - simple, but yummy and usually rather healthy as well. Lots of fresh veggies and fruits; fresh, thick pita bread; amazing olive oil.
We were rather disappointed by the food at the Dead Sea hotel. I remembered Israeli hotel breakfasts as huge feasts, but the food there was more like army dining room food. The problem is, there's nowhere else to buy food there in the middle of the desert. And on a Saturday there's no cooked food either!
But on our drive back we stopped at a little place next to a gas station. There were lots of Harleys parked outside. The food at Muza was just awesome and we ate enough to make up for the 3 days of meager fare at the hotel.The other day we had breakfast at Bar BaHar. No, it's not a bar, it's a restaurant overlooking the Jerusalem hills with a few walking tracks in the surrounding forests. The food was sumptuous: freshly baked home-made pita bread, fresh salad, yummy cheese with zaatar, fresh herbs from the garden. The coffee was excellent too.
With all this great food, I'm surprised I haven't gained a few extra kilos!

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