Welcome to Asif

Photo by Shani Brill

A New World for ‘Black Coffee?’ From Coffee Starter to ‘MasterChef’

How Turkish coffee went from ritual beverage in Arab society to instant Israeli coffee — and what’s behind its recent renaissance.


Tomatoes on skewers over rice with bowl of herbs
Photo by Dor Kedmi, Styling by Guy Cohen

What Do the Farmers Cook?

We asked farmers who grow baladi (heirloom) produce what they like to cook with their harvest. The result is this collection of recipes focused on the purity of the plant that are simple and incredibly delicious.


In the Asif Library

We asked a range of culinary experts to select books that explore Israeli, regional Arab, and Jewish cuisine. Browse their recommendations.

Claudia Roden

Award-Winning Cookbook Author and Middle Eastern Culinary Scholar

Gil Hovav

Celebrated Israeli Author
and
Media Personality

Dr. Johnny Mansour

Scholar of Arab-Muslim History and Christians in the Middle East

Michael Solomonov

Chef of Zahav
in Philadelphia and
Cookbook Author

The Asif Recipe Box