America is often referred to as a “melting pot” because of the vast numbers of immigrants who came here, seeking peace, security and freedom from persecution and hunger. Foods we think of as “American” – frankfurters, hamburgers, macaroni and cheese, and bagels – originated in Germany, Italy, and the shtetls (small villages) of Eastern Europe, respectively.
When it comes to food, “melting pot” is a moniker that Israel also can own. After all, Israeli salad – tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and onions – was called Arab salad before the birth of Israeli cuisine.
Jewish immigrants from... Read More