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Nosh and Tell Journeys: Fire Island, The Rice’s Cocktail Party

“Fire Island? What is that? Is that like a theme park or something, I don’t know what that is”. This was the response I got from my friend Mary Helen after telling her where I spent last weekend, in Point of Woods on Fire Island. No, it’s not a theme park, although it probably could be the way I ride a bike, which is not very well, resulting in many close calls with other bikers and myself+the pavement. Fire Island is a small island off of Long Island that I had the opportunity to visit last weekend. Though not a theme park it is just as fun, probably more fun. Two of my good friends, Liz and Hillary, work on Fire Island as nannies during the summer. I have been hearing about “POW” (Point of Woods) and Fire Island for like two years now and the only thing I could picture about the place was my friends joy riding on pastel colored bikes through a Pleasantville type town. You can’t drive cars on the island …

Nosh and Tell Journeys: Israel – Meatos Restaurant

Last Israel post! Sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to you all- I’ve been very jet-lagged. Anyway, the last thing I’d like to share is a review of a restaurant called Meatos. Danny suggested this restaurant as a treat for one of our final nights in Tel Aviv.  Meatos, known for its kosher steak, is a chic place, filled with cozy leather couches and hungry patrons. The first course menu is chock full of traditional favorites with a twist. Try the meat hummus, hummus mixed with lamb and chopped herbs. Love your wings? Order the sweet and sour chili chicken wings. The main menu has many choices even if you’re not a steak lover. Aside from the fillet mignon, you can order pasta with an olive oil and tomato sauce, salmon filet or even some lamb chops. Meatos also offers a sushi menu; however, when we were at the restaurant we weren’t even offered this menu. I just happened to find it online. On this menu, you can order spicy tuna, salmon …

Nosh and Tell Journeys: Israel – Street Food

Hey guys! Today I want to talk about the most popular Israeli street foods, Falafel and Shawarma. Falafel is a ball of fried chickpeas and or fava beans. They are typically wrapped in pita bread or a bigger pita called lafa. In addition to the delicious warm treat, the pita will also include hummus and many different sorts of salads and sauces.  This is a small falafel and shawarma restaurant in Tzefat. Home of my first falafel, this place is no bigger than a large closet. One cook stands in front of the grill, grilling veggies and cooking shawarma, and the other stands in front just like this picture, filling lafa with salads and hummus. They work as a machine, filling several pitas a minute. They need to work fast because the line is winding out the door and around the corner.  This is a typical spread of salads that you can choose to fill your pita with. The colors are just beautiful.  My favorite is the Israeli salad- cucumbers, tomatoes, and thyme. Other fillers …

Nosh and Tell Journeys: Israel – Shuk Ha’Carmel

Hey guys. I know I gave a whole plan for all my posts but yesterday I went to this amazing open market in Tel Aviv called Shuk Ha’Carmel and I just have to blog about it. Soo the other stuff will have to wait! Ladies and Gentlemen, Shuk Ha’Carmel is the Mecca of food. The myriads of delectable goodies was just unbelievable. I wish you could’ve all been there to see it. I was like a kid in a candy store, literally. I took about 50 pictures of the food.  From candy, herbs and spices, meats and fish to fresh sandwiches in pita, there’s no need to ever look for a Whole Foods or Shaws. Everything you could possibly need is in this market that is open 7 days a week from morning until sundown. Aside from food, there were also little stands where you could buy knock-off clothing and little Israeli knick-knacks. But I know you guys are here to read about the food so here it goes… The herbs and spices at the …

Nosh and Tell Journeys: Israel

Hey all!! I’m still in Israel but I finally have access to the internet so I wanted to start blogging. Props to Whitney for her amazing posts while I’ve been away. She is the best blogging buddy ever. I’m so upset that I didn’t get to try any of those goodies. They looked delicious.  Anyway, I’m so excited to start sharing all of my culinary experiences with you guys. I also don’t just want to show you the food but I want to teach you everything I’ve learned in the process of eating! The problem is that I have so many pictures of food that I don’t even know where to start. I’m going to try to organize everything into three blog posts.  1) Packaged Goods 2) Street Food- Falafel and Shwarma 3) Street Food Continued- Miscellaneous Foods While I was at a wine tasting I picked up a gorgeous cookbook all about Israeli food. When I get home I’m going to dive in there and start cooking and show all of you some more …