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98 (Visual eating | 目でいただく食事)

March 4, 2011

For this week’s Food Friday, I decided to take a rest with words and let photos do the talking. Here are some dishes I was fortunate to eat recently that was not only pleasing to my taste buds to my eyes as well. I think there’s a saying something in the lines of, “You eat with your eyes,” isn’t there? Or maybe I’m just imagining it. But I certainly believe that we eat with our eyes too.


Yuval's eggplant | ユバル特製ナス料理

This is an eggplant dish (or “salad” – this word seems to apply to many side vegetable dishes here) that Yuval whips up now and then. He makes a large batch to last us for a good week or so. Every time I am a little stunned by how pretty it is! It is also very tasty with multiple flavors bursting with every bite. It’s best served on bread with hummus, a touch of suhoog (a spicy Yemeni spread), and pastrami:



There's nothing like homemade pizza | 自家製ピザほどおいしいものなし?

I never imagined I would make my own pizza one day. It just seemed too much of a hassle, and I didn’t even own an oven until a few months ago. But ever since Yuval found a dough recipe that is very simple and quick, we make pizza from scratch once in a while. We have a system worked out – I make the dough, Yuval makes the sauce. (Or actually, he does everything else.) The result is very rewarding.

Until I came to Israel, I was never much of an olive person, and certainly wouldn’t have chosen it for a pizza topping. But it seems to be a very common pizza topping here. It’s definitely growing on me. (Although my #1 choice for pizza is still a classic Margarita, and I haven’t been able to find decent fresh mozzarella in Israel yet.)



Yuval's Spanish Omlette | ユバルのスパニッシュ・オムレツ

Yuval’s Spanish Omlette is one of those dishes that seems so simple (eggs, potatoes, onions, cheese) but I would never be able to duplicate. Well actually neither can Yuval, since they never come out the same.


Making caramel | キャラメル作り

Have you ever tried making your own caramel? I felt a bit like a scientist embarking on a new experiment on my first try. Sugar takes on some very interesting forms and shapes when heated, and rather intense sounds (like it should be in a beaker)! (And it was impossible to photograph, as you can see.) And the smell. Wow. From cotton candy to caramel in a very short time. A few minutes of heaven.


Hummus in Jerusalem | エルサレムで食べたフムス

My recent hummus indulgence in Jerusalem. (You know I love my hummus!) I also tried a new kind of hummus this time – mushawasha – hummus with extra tahina and faba beans. (And what a name! I would never get it right.)


Mushawasha | ムシャワシャ

Shabbat shalom, my friends. Have a wonderful weekend.

Much love,

2 Comments leave one →
  1. miko permalink
    March 7, 2011 6:50 am


    • March 7, 2011 4:35 pm

      そうそう、ユバルの料理上手なとこは本当に得した気分なの 笑

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